The First Minister admitted she "got overexcited" on Thursday night when cameras spotted her punching the air when Amy Callaghan beat Ms Swinson in East Dunbartonshire.
Nigel Farage called her reaction "graceless and nasty" while the Lib Dem MP Layla Moran, who held Oxford West and Abingdon, said: "This is so unacceptably ungracious".
The party announced deputy leader Sir Ed Davey and party president Baroness Sal Brinton would serve as interim co-leaders until a new boss is chosen in 2020.
However, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he will turn the request down. But there are millions of people across the country who believe in them.
While the Liberal Democrats started the General Election campaign strongly, Ms Swinson soon attracted criticism from some quarters both for the policy of revoking Brexit and for her previous record in coalition government.
Canadian rugby women advance to Cup quarterfinals at Cape Town Sevens
Surprise package Ireland topped their pool and face Fiji in the quarters while France face Argentina and South Africa meet Kenya . That sees New Zealand up against England - who finished third in Pool C - in a quarterfinal at 9.56pm on Sunday (NZT).
Vietnam holds second position in regional games
The 2019 Games ended on Wednesday with a rocking closing ceremony in the 20,000-seater purpose-built stadium in Clark. Swimming was Vietnam's third "goldmine", contributing 11 golds to the country's medal count.
Runner who smacked reporter’s backside on air charged with sexual battery
Callaway has been banned from registering for all Savannah Sports Council owned races, according to council director Rob Wells. Thomas Callaway , who turned himself in, was later released on a $1,300 bond, according to the reporter's employer, WSAV .
"I am proud that in this campaign, the Liberal Democrats have stood up for openness, generosity and hope".
Sir Ed told Sophie that it was "too early" to rule himself out as the next Labour leader and that there were "glimmers of hope" for his party.
'And Scotland will need to have the selection over our personal future as a result of it may possibly't be any clearer than it has been made on this election right this moment that Scotland would not need a 5 12 months Boris Johnson authorities and would not need to lose our standing as a European nation'.
She has been forced to quit her role at the head of the party after losing her place in the Commons, due to Liberal Democrat rules which dictate its leader must be an MP.
"However Brexit has so polarised and divided debate in this country it has overridden so much of a normal political debate and I recognise that has contributed to the results that the Labour party has received this evening all across this country".