Donald Trump faces an uprising of women politicians in his party who say Republicans' problems with women have reached "crisis levels."
The number of GOP women in Congress will fall from 23 to 13 in January, the lowest since 1994, and could be fatal to the hopes of the US president by 2020.
By contrast, Democrats in the electorate, who preferred the party to the Republicans by 59% to 40%, were exceptionally good.
This means that Congressional Democrats have recruited 89 women, nearly seven times as many as the GOP, which could bolster their popularity with voters in the next presidential election.
This is a serious problem for Mr. Trump. Female voters resist allegations of sexual assault, sexism and pay for pornstars and Playboy models.
His support for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh for rape allegations and the mocking of Prosecutor Christine Blasey Ford at a campaign rally also failed with women.
"Wake up, boys," said Florida Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen The hill, "We need to step up our game or risk that the nation sees us as a political party of grandparents.
"I encourage our party leaders to be more aggressive in finding and helping younger candidates, female candidates and color candidates."
Elise Stefanik, 34, was the youngest woman to be elected to Congress this year and announced that she will focus on helping other Republicans win seats in the first races.
National Emmunate Congressional Committee designate Tom Emmer described the idea as a "mistake."
Ms. Stefanik snapped back on Twitter: "I will continue to comment on the crisis levels of GOP women in Congress and try to achieve and change them by supporting strong GOP women candidates through my PAC chairmanship.
"NEWSFLASH but I did not ask for permission."
Liz Cheney, who was recently elected chairman of the GOP conference, told The Washington Post: "I think the Republicans have to break away from the defense on this issue.
"We need more women to run for office, no doubt."
Stefanik stood up at a leadership candidate forum last month, gesticulating in a room filled mostly with white male faces.
"Take a look around," she told Republican politicians. "This does not reflect the American public."
Ms. Stefanik said she then asked Kevin McCarthy and Jim Jordan, minority leader candidates, for their plans to recruit and elect more women. "I was impressed that I really did not get an answer," she said.
The 34-year-old successfully recruited 100 middle-career candidates, but only one new Republican woman, Carol Miller, is sworn in for her first term in January.
This is in stark contrast to the Democrats, who will reach a record of 89 women in the women's shelter, nearly seven times as many as Republican women.
However, Ms. Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick, said she saw no need for a change in women's policy
"I always felt that it was very paternalistic to do what the Democrats are doing," she said post Office, "It's offensive to women."
Ms. Cheney was elected chairman of the conference after only two years, which had cost her father more than eight years. But she has reached a "glass ceiling". No Republican woman in the House or Senate has ever approached the party whip, chairman or spokesman.
Sarah Chamberlain, CEO of the moderate faction Republican Main Street Partnership, also pledged to support female recruits.
She said Democrats have the benefit of Emily's List, a committee that recruits and supports female candidates founded in 1985, while the Republicans had nothing established.
But among the women in the party, male Republicans were not so open-minded.
"I think people know what happened, but in certain positions it's difficult to say those things," said Trump critic Ryan Costello. "The president was on the ballot. The president himself said he was in the vote. "
Mr. Emmer said building up the number of women in Congress was a priority for him, and the NRCC had launched a new program that was geared to this.
"We have to choose more Elise Stefaniks, more Liz Cheneys," he said.