Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), who was one of less than a dozen House Republicans that voted in favor of impeaching former President Donald Trump, has been forced to concede her re-election bid.
Republican Joe Kent, who captured Trump’s endorsement, is advancing to the general election. Beutler now stands as yet another example of what happens to Republicans who cross Trump.
Beutler issued a statement following her defeat, saying that she was “proud that I always told the truth, stuck to my principles, and did what I knew to be best for our country.”
Big win for America First
Joe Kent hopes to represent Washington state’s 3rd Congressional District, and he will have to beat Democrat candidate Marie Perez in November to do it.
Kent is a former Green Beret, and unabashed supporter of Donald Trump. Kent’s courting of Trump’s support paid off big time and he now hopes to win in November and become part of a movement to reverse the damage done by President Biden and the Democrat Party.
Kent has been particularly vocal about the recent raid by the FBI on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.
Kent took to Twitter following the raid saying that “We must bring the national security state to heel or we won’t have a country anymore. That has to be our top priority in 2023. We start with the FBI & DOJ.”
That stands in sharp contrast to Beutler, who fell in line with Democrats and voted to impeach Donald Trump.
Even if Kent loses in November, a powerful message has been sent. There is no room in the Republican Party for Republicans like Jaime Herrera Beutler who go along with the Democrat Party.
Trump is the future
Donald Trump’s endorsement has been the difference maker in many primaries this election season.
Many Republicans did everything they could to secure Trump’s endorsement, as it often translated into a win. Trump’s record has been generally strong despite some stinging defeats in certain states.
Despite the small setbacks, it’s clear that Donald Trump is the future of the Republican Party. That’s nightmare news for Democrats, who will likely endure the worst electoral defeat in modern American history.