In what appeared to be setting up for a possible upset victory, the Republican Party held on to a congressional seat in Georgia after Karen Handel defeated her Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff in the state's Special Election on Tuesday night. As expected, Donald Trump gave his thoughts on Twitter, which prompted critics to speak out.

Trump on Georgia

When Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton to become the new President of the United States, it was expected that he would add congressional Republicans to his cabinet. One congressman who was nominated was Rep. Tom Price from Georgia, who was eventually confirmed as Secretary of Health and Human Services.

With Price's edition to the cabinet, it left a vacancy in Georgia's 6th district. This past April, a primary election was held, with Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel finishing in the top two spots. Both candidates took part in a run-off election on Tuesday, and despite Ossoff's money advantage, Handel was able to protect the seat for the GOP and continue the decades-long tradition of having a Republican represent the 6th district. On Tuesday night, CNN called the election of Handel, delivering a crushing blow to Democrats and critics of the president who were hoping to take away a seat in Congress. As seen on his Twitter feed on June 20, the president was thrilled with the result.

Taking to his Twitter account on Tuesday night was Donald Trump and he was quick to brag about the election win.

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"Things are looking great for Karen H!" Trump tweeted out. "Congratulations to Karen Handel on her big win in Georgia 6th. Fantastic job, we are all very proud of you!" he added in an additional tweet.

In a follow-up post, the commander in chief gave a "thank you" to Fox News for their coverage of the race. "Thank you Fox News. 'Huge win for President Trump and GOP in Georgia Congressional Special Election,'" Donald Trump posted.

Twitter reacts

In response to Donald Trump's Twitter reaction to the Georgia special election, social media critics wasted no time in firing back. "How pathetic is it that GOP is bragging about barely winning Newt Gingrich's dark red seat? A big, blue, anti-Trump wave is coming in 2018," director Adam Best wrote.

"Funny, that's how we feel about your impending impeachment and/or resignation!" Jules Suzdaltsev wrote on his Twitter account, before adding, "But hey! Congrats on narrowly influencing a local election! So far it might be the only influence you've actually shown!" "I'm fairly certain he didn't write out her last name because he was afraid of misspelling it again," John Iadarla tweeted out.

"Dude. This race is embarrassing for Republicans. The fact that it was this close is very bad for Republicans in 2018," William LeGate posted. While the GOP celebrate their victory, those who oppose Donald Trump are showing no signs of slowing down their criticism.