The official tally won't come till Saturday, but two major exit polls suggest that Ireland is moving away from its conservative Roman Catholic roots.
"The opportunity is not lost. It is just delayed," one U.S. general said. "It may have been too early to celebrate. It is also too early to quit."
"If the spying was inappropriate, that means we may have an entirely illegitimate investigation," Rudy Giuliani said of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe.
Members of both parties say the Chinese telecom giant poses a national security threat.
"All victims of assault and harassment deserve to be heard," he said. "But it is not right to equate horrific incidents of sexual assault with misplaced compliments or humor."