Meanwhile, the knives seem to be out for Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, who was demonised by the GOP side in the Georgia race. The National Republican Congressional Committee said that internal data shows linking Pelosi to the Democratic candidate in Georgia helped the GOP win, according to Business Insider.
She said the four GOP-held seats that they failed to capture this year - in Kansas, Montana, Georgia and SC - would normally not have been priorities for her party, but she said they made big gains anyway, reducing their margin of loss from as much as 20 percentage points in previous elections down to less than 5 points this time.
JOE CROWLEY: We're disappointed. "The CEO out. The coach would be out and there would be a new strategy put in place", the NY lawmaker added.
Ossoff's defeat has Democrats scratching their heads and searching for more answers, particularly because they spent tens of millions of dollars on the losing effort.
"They tried it once and it worked", Rice said.
Pelosi says the Democratic base is energized, adding, "We must now put forth our message".
Democrats celebrated the fact that they had turned a conservative stronghold into a competitive district.
The election was grueling, but Handel came out victorious. "My leadership is recognized by many around the country, and that is why I'm able to attract the support that I do". That's not a winner's mentality.
Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., who also attended the meeting, said, "in every corner of our caucus, we're concerned".
"I love the fray", Pelosi said.
One of the reasons for this string of losses is that the structural disadvantages Democrats face haven't changed under Trump. You're responsible for everything your platoon does or fails to do.
Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela from Texas told Politico that you'd have to be an idiot to think that Democrats could win with the current Democratic leader in the House.
UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Ossoff lived and worked with the liberals in Washington. "If elected, I will not vote for Nancy Pelosi for speaker. I happen to have a different opinion, and I think it's important for people in my position to not be afraid to speak truth to power".
RYAN: Those are still effective ads that hurt our candidates.