"By not being Ted Cruz, Beto is still a victor", Colbert said.
Republican Ted Cruz has beaten rival Democrat Beto O'Rourke in a close-fought battle for a Texas seat in the US Senate.
"Texas came together behind a common-sense agenda of low taxes, low regulation and lots and lots of jobs", Cruz told supporters at an election night watch party in Houston.
"That's the first news of the evening...they can now open investigations into the President and we can finally find out if Donald Trump has ever done anything unethical", Colbert, 54, stated according to The Hollywood Reporter.More news: Battles rock Yemen port city as UN warns of 'living hell'
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O'Rourke's defeat also dashed Democrats' decades-long hopes of a booming Texas Hispanic population flipping the country's largest red state blue, potentially transforming the national electoral maps and all-but blocking a Republican path to the presidency. For the last few months of the campaign, O'Rourke routinely outraised Cruz as momentum for the El Paso congressman grew and the race tightened. It's the time for action. "They're energized", Cruz said Monday. He set fundraising records and made Cruz work for the victory, but Cruz ultimately pulled out a three-point victory.
But will it be enough to upset - or even stay close to - incumbent Republican Ted Cruz in a state as deeply conservative as Texas? Cruz argued that his opponent's support for gun control and universal health care were too liberal for the Lone Star State.
As Cruz has embraced the White House, O'Rourke has concentrated on mobilizing young voters, Texans living along the U.S. -Mexico border and people who moved to the state from elsewhere.