85.5 F
College Station
Friday, July 23, 2021

The Chickens are Coming Home to Roost for Republicans Who Voted to Impeach Trump

Local News

College Station Bans Traditional Pet Shops

At Thursday's meeting, the College Station city council passed an ordinance that prohibits the sale of non-rescue dogs and cats in pet...

College Station to Vote on ROO in Special Meeting Today

The College Station City Council meets Monday at 4 p.m. at city hall to consider a Restricted Occupancy Overlay (ROO). The ordinance would allow single-family...

College Station Plans on Borrowing Additional $62 Million Without Taxpayer Vote

The College Station City Council voted to begin the process of issuing $62 million in certificates of obligations for capital projects. The...

Brazos Valley Hospitalizations Continue to Decline After Mask Order Rescinded

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-34 on March 2, 2021, and the order went into effect on March 10, 2021....

Establishment Republicans who voted to impeach President Donald Trump are now in danger of having their offices taken from them by primary challengers and it seems like their anti-Trump actions may be coming back to haunt them.

As reported by Fox News, Trump advocated for the removal of these Republicans in a February CPAC speech by claiming they spent more time trying to remove him than fighting back against Pelosi, Schumer, and Biden, and that conservative voters should “get rid of them all.”

Now the walls are closing in for Republicans like Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, Tom Rice of South Carolina, and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois.

Cheney has, arguably, the largest target on her back. In order to win, she must defeat eight primary challengers, one of which, State Sen. Anthony Bouchard, has already raised $500,000 in campaign money. Cheney was previously ousted from House GOP leadership over her comments about Trump’s part in the January 6 riots, an event she places him at the center of. This, of course, puts a great deal of momentum against her.

Washington Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler faces much the same problem as she voted for Trump’s impeachment, agreeing with the Democrat narrative that Trump was to blame for the riot. Fellow Washington Rep. Dan Newhouse was already facing calls to resign in his district over his impeachment vote. Both have multiple primary challengers.

Also facing down primary challengers is New York Rep. John Katko, Rep. David Valadao of California, Michigan Reps. Peter Meijer and Fred Upton, and Ohio Rep. Anthony Gonzalez.

Many of the challengers already have a good deal of momentum going for them. Despite having been defeated, Trump has a great deal of influence over the party and his endorsement will go a long way. His influence is still so large that GOP leadership rearranges under his banner.

For many Republicans, Trump represented very real conservatism and the will to win without compromise, something that had been missing from the party for a very long time. Republicans and conservatives saw the impeachment of Trump as a return to the old lukewarm

Continue reading on RedState

More articles

- Advertisement -

State News

Choosing Sides

William Travis famously drew a line in the sand, asking his fellow Alamo defenders to join him in putting their lives on the line...

Choosing A Side

In this 50th episode of the Reflections on Life and Liberty podcast, Michael Quinn Sullivan continues from last week his look at the plains...

All Eyes on Texas?

This week Brandon is joined by Texas Scorecard’s Jeramy Kitchen to talk about the week’s news. Catch The Headline LIVE right here this, and...

New Poll Shows Wright Maintaining Double-Digit Lead in Congressional Runoff

In the final days of a congressional runoff between two North Texas Republicans, just-released internal polling shows candidate Susan Wright maintaining a double-digit lead...

Texas Governor’s Race Continues to Get National Attention

As Gov. Greg Abbott attempts to ward off Republican opponents in the 2022 primary election, one of his challengers is boasting a national endorsement...

Continue reading on RedState