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How the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump fared in the 2022 primary

Cheney tries to hold out in Trump-formed primaries

Rep. Liz Cheney lost the Republican primary in Wyoming's mass congressional district on Tuesday night. Her defeat wasout of ten House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump over the attack on the United States Capitol on January 6 That means only two of her will get voted in her November.

Out of 10 her four primaries were lost, four decided not to run for re-election, and two survived. 

Here are the breakdowns for each:

Liz Cheney, Wyoming

{101 Both were elected in 2016 and were once allies, but after the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, Cheney has become Trump's fiercest critic. Months after the attack, Cheney was condemned by the Wyoming Republican Party and she was removed from her position as her third-highest Republican in the House. 

However, Cheney persisted in her defiant stance, and she nominated Nancy Pelosi to the House Committee to Investigate Her Attacks, and she served as Vice Chair. Became. 

House January 6th Select Committee Holds Its Second Hearing
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) investigating attacks on the US Capitol on January 6 Special Committee Vice Chair and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) listen during a panel hearing in Washington, June 13, 2022. Getty Images

Trump endorsed Harriet Hageman to fight Cheney in the primary. Hageman is a commentator and endorsed Senator Ted Cruz in the 2016 presidential primary.

Cheney continued her high-profile battle against Trump as she sank in the polls in her home state. She was one of the leaders at a House committee hearing on Jan. 6, and after voting on Tuesday, told CBS News' Robert Costa that the primary is "certainly the start of an ongoing battle. We are facing a moment when democracy is truly under attack and threatened.”

In a concession speech, Cheney said:

Peter Meyer, Michigan

In Michigan, CBS News reported that freshman Meyer lost to Trump supporter John Gibbs. Meyer, whose seat Justin Amash once held, has been vocal about his criticism of his former president.

Meijer won 48.3% of his vote and Gibbs his 51.7%. 

On 2 August, Mr Meijer said in his statement, "I am proud that I have remained true to my principles, even at great political cost." said. 

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee produced an ad in support of Gibbs. Given that Gibbs questioned the legitimacy of his 2020 presidential campaign, some Democrats lashed out at the move. 

"Hard-earned money to support Democrats boosts Trump-backed candidates, especially far-right opponents of one of Congress' most honored Republicans. @RepMeijer,” Democrat Rep. Dean Phillips tweeted last week.“Another reason to reform our broken campaign finance system.”

Some Democratic strategists feel that far-right Trump supporters are more likely to lose in November than traditional Republicans.

Jaime Herrera Beutler, Washington 

CBS News predicted that Beutler would be Washington's top two primary he did not advance out of the system. Trump-backed Republican Joe Kent, who has repeated Trump's lies about the 2020 election, stepped forward with Democrat Marie Grusenkamp Perez.

Gluesenkamp Perez won his 31% of the vote, followed by Kent with his 22.8% and Herrera Beutler with his 22.3%.

Herrera Beutler released a statement in acknowledgment one week after his election. She thanked her constituency for its support, but she didn't mention Trump by name. 

Dan Newhouse, Washington

CBS News reported that Rep. Newhouse, along with Democrat Doug, was in the running for the Republican primary in Washington's Fourth District. I predicted that I would run for election. White. 

The eight open primaries were attended by seven Republicans and her one Democrat. Newhouse led with 25.5% of the vote, followed by White with 25.1%. 

Newhouse was Trump's Washington Vice Chair in his 2020 campaign, but Trump endorsed Lorena Culp in the primary. Culp, the 2020 Republican candidate for governor of Washington, came in third with 21.6% of the vote.

Tom Rice, South Carolina

Rice lost to a pro-Trump challenger in the June 15 primary. 166} , Russell Fry. Fries accounted for 51.1% and rice for 24.6%. 

Rice vehemently defended his impeachment vote, tellingPolitico recently: Conditions that attack the Constitution and the separation of powers. 

Trump issued a congratulatory statement after Frey's victory, stating, "The biggest news of the night so far is Russell Frey defeating Impeachment Master Tom Rice with over 51% of the vote." No need for a runoff.” 

David Baradao, California

In California's top two voting system,Baradao and Democrat Rudy Salas advanced until the November general election. There were two other Republicans on the ballot, but Trump endorsed neither.

Salas came out on top with his 42.5% share of the vote, while Valadao won his 25.6%. Chris Mathys got him 23.4% and Adam Medeiros his 5.8%.

Adam Kinzinger, Illinois

Kinzinger will not run for re-election with Cheney on the 6 January Committee of the House of Representatives. After reorganizing theand electoral districts, he and fellow Republican Darin Lahood were put in the same precincts.

"I cannot concentrate on both my re-election to Congress and my broader national fight. Let me be clear, this is not the end of my political future." , rather the beginning," Kinzinger said in a statement. 

Anthony Gonzalez, Ohio

The first-elected 2018 Gonzalez was announced in his September. 2021 He did not run for re-election, becoming the first of 10 House Republicans to vote to impeach Trump and leave Congress.

"While my desire to build a more fulfilling family life is central to my decisions, the current state of our politics, especially the toxic dynamics within our own party, It's also true that a lot of it is a critical issue, a factor in my decision," he said in announcing his decision.

Mr. Trump had already endorsed his former aide, Max Miller, in the campaign. Miller defeated his three other Republicans in the May 3 primary.

Fred Upton, Michigan

Upton announced in April after reorganizing the electoral districts. He said he would not run for re-election and put him in the same district as fellow Republican Congressman Bill Huizenga. Upton has been a member of the House of Representatives since 1993.

In his speech on the House floor, Upton emphasized his work across the aisle. 

"I have worked with seven of his administrations and seven of his Speakers of the House, and no one has called me a rubber stamp," he said. I was. "If it's good policy for Michigan, good enough for all of us."

Upton said in announcing his decision to vote for his second impeachment of Trump. said:Transfer of power from one president to the next.

Months after the impeachment vote, Upton turned against Republican leaders and voted for President Biden's infrastructure bill.

Joel Katko, New York 

Representing Upstate New York since 2015, Katko will be the president of his precinct in the 2020 election. beat Trump by 20 points. But he announced in January that he would not seek re-election.

"My conscience, principles, and commitment to doing what is right have guided every decision I have made as a member of Congress, and they guide my decisions today," Cutco said. said in a statement, adding that he wanted to spend more time with his family after his parents recently passed away.

Ahead of the vote to impeach Trump in January 2021, Katko said Trump "facilitated this riot, both on social media before January 6 and in speeches that day." …allowing the President of the United States to agitate.” This attack without consequences is a direct threat to the future of our democracy.

Katko also worked with House Democrats to set up a bipartisan commission to investigate the attack, but that plan was ultimately squashed by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. . 

Aaron Navarro

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