CNN’s Van Jones: Election Results Are ‘Heartbreaking’

Amber Athey | Media and Breaking News Editor

CNN political commentator Van Jones called the midterm election results “heartbreaking” on Tuesday night as Republicans won two key U.S. Senate seats.

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Republican Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn is projected to win her Senate race against Democrat Phil Bredesen while Republican Mike Braun ousted Democratic incumbent Sen. Joe Donnelly in Indiana.

“This is heartbreaking,” Jones said. “It’s heartbreaking. The hope has been that antibodies would kick in. That this sort of infestation of hatred and division would draw a response from the American people, really in both parties, to say, ‘no.'”

“That does not seem to be happening tonight,” Jones admitted. “It’s not a blue wave but it’s still a blue war. We’ve gotta continue the fight forward.”

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: Van Jones speaks onstage during the 4th Annual TIDAL X: Brooklyn at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on October 23, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for TIDAL)

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 23: Van Jones speaks onstage during the 4th Annual TIDAL X: Brooklyn at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on October 23, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for TIDAL)

CNN anchor Jake Tapper admitted earlier in the evening that the midterm results were not turning out to be the “blue wave” that Democrats were hoping for.

“It is entirely possible that Democrats will regain control of the House but, I have to say, when you look at what’s going on here tonight, this is not a blue wave,” Tapper said.

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