Republicans who voted to impeach Trump are getting voted out of office

Those House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump are being kicked out of Congress, Yahoo News reports

There are ten of them altogether: Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WY), Peter Meijer (R-MI), Tom Rice (R-SC), Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), John Katko (R-NY), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Fred Upton (R-MI), David Valadao (R-CA), Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), and Dan Newhouse (R-WA).

As Yahoo puts it, it is now a legitimate question as to whether any of these ten individuals will be still in Congress following the midterm elections.

Meet the quitters:

There are four of them quitting Congress altogether: Gonzalez, Katoko, Kinzinger, and Upton.

Before the primary season for this year’s elections even began, these four members of Congress – recognizing the virtual certainty of their defeats – decided to go down without a fight by retiring.

That’s four down. Six to go.

Meet the winners and the losers:

Of those remaining six House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump, two have been voted out of Congress.

Rice, in June, lost his South Carolina GOP primary contest big time to state Rep. Russell Fry (R), who had the endorsement of Trump. Meijer, more recently, lost Michigan’s GOP primary to another Trump-endorsed candidate – John Gibbs.

So, that leaves us with four. Two – Valadao and Newhouse – have won their primary contests, meaning that they will now move on to the general election in November. It also appears that Beutler is likely to be declared the winner of her primary. But, there are, of course, no guarantees that any of these three individuals will beat their Democrat opponents in December.

The final one

It is Liz Cheney, probably the most vocal anti-Trump House Republican that there is.

The Wyoming primary contest is scheduled to take place on Aug. 16, which is next Tuesday. Polling would suggest that Cheney is not likely to come out on top – Cheney herself even seems to think this as she has recently switched to talking about a potential 2024 run. We’ll find out soon enough whether her days in Congress are over.

So, as stated at the outset, it is a legitimate question as to whether any of these ten Republicans will still be in Congress next year. At least six of them will not be, and they brought it upon themselves.

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