Ed Miliband slammed just one out of 41 gains in U.K. midterm elections for the Conservative Party (PIC)

Responding to the defeat, which saw a swing to Labour of 56 percent to 42 percent, said the blame was due to ‘economic gloom and a lack of certainty’

Vice-President Mike Pence said that more than 200,000 deaths and economic pain had been averted over the past six years since he ordered the military airstrikes on the Islamic State group in Syria.

The per capita cost of the British military campaign that included 13 airstrikes in the year following the U.S. military action also made the controversial Trump administration’s 45 billion-dollar Iran sanctions law Trump’s biggest legislative priority during his first year in office.

The GOP vice-president said in a Twitter post on Saturday that while the defeat of the Labour Party wasn’t certain, ‘there is no higher standing than being part of history.’

‘Most importantly, unlike the past when our administration lurched from disaster to disaster, we will pursue bold, consequential change until we bring lasting prosperity and security to all Americans.

Vice-President Mike Pence (pictured today) said that more than 200,000 deaths and economic pain had been averted over the past six years since he ordered the military airstrikes on the Islamic State group in Syria

‘And there can be no greater loss to the American people than to those murdered by terror before our very eyes – 40 children and 6 adults killed at a school in California – while we continue to defend our children from the perpetrators of this latest attack,’ he said.

He added that ‘it’s time to declare victory and repeal once and for all the special interests and special interest loopholes that allow so many killers and violent criminals to prosper.’

Pence acknowledged ‘the economic gloom and a lack of certainty that helped fuel the latest wave of terrorism in our country’ and urged voters to tell their representatives on Capitol Hill to ‘repeal this law…and replace it with strong border security & tougher protections for our citizens’

He thanked soldiers and sailors as well as their families, but also noted that ‘the presidency’s next five years will be full of problems.’

‘There will also be partisan bickering and ideological gridlock, and that is why it is now time to declare victory and repeal once and for all the special interests and special interest loopholes that allow so many killers and violent criminals to prosper.’

Pence pointed out that the Iraq war and Afghanistan in the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 had been ‘denied the approval of 80 percent of the American people’ and that the wars would bring ‘illogic and confusion to the forces of progress.’