Many of the House Republicans who voted to impeach Former President Donald Trump following the Capitol debacle on Jan 6 are facing an upcoming battle to hold their positions of power. Many of their rivals leading up the 2022 midterms have been endorsed, or will likely receive endorsements, from Trump, who still remains a formidable force within the party.
Nine out of ten of those RINOs who voted to impeach Donald Trump face primary challenges from pro-MAGA candidates and supporters of the America-First agenda.
The House Republicans currently under pressure from America-First GOP challengers are:
- Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY)
- Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC)
- Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA)
- Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)
- Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)
- Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH)
- Rep.Fred Upton (R-MI)
- Rep.Peter Meijer (R-MI)
- Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)
One one House RINO, Rep. John Katko (R-NY), who backed impeachment has yet to draw a challenger from Trump’s MAGA circle of candidates. Katko has repeatedly worked with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in an effort to investigate the events on Jan 6. He put his stamp of approval on Pelosi’s commission to investigate the Captiol protests, a measure that eventually failed in the Senate.
Former President Trump recently met with Rep. Jim Banks to strategize a plan to push the America-First agenda that remains so popular with the American people.
“We believe we take back the majority by focusing on the Trump agenda, and President Trump plays a big role in that. He’s planning to hit the road and campaign for candidates who share our vision…”
If MAGA Republicans are able to defeat those who impeached the Former President, it is likely their chances of winning their November 2022 general election are high. As a result, vulnerable Democrats have become recently hesitant to discuss Trump’s agenda, and are distancing themselves from the anti-Trump loop many liberals find themselves in.
“The former president is now a private citizen, and it appears our justice system is handling whatever potential misdeeds he may or may not have committed,” explained Democrat Rep. Stephanie Murphy.
She will face a tough reelection bid due to Florida’s new redistricting measures. who will be in a tough reelection bid due to her state’s redistricting measures.
Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-PA) stated she is “focused on substantive issues. Not just retribution for a failed, corrupt president.”
Author: Elizabeth Tierney