Former Pres. Donald J. Trump slammed several Republicans as “known losers, sellouts, and RINOs,” and called for “USA First Republican Patriots” to primary them in the coming elections.
Trump published an aggressive statement this week listing the Republicans he wants to see out of office immediately:
“Any interest from smart and good America First Republican Patriots to run primary campaigns against Representatives john katko, Time Rice, Chris Smith, Andrew Garbarino, Fred Upton (challenge accepted), Don Young, Nancy Mace, David McKinley (challenge accepted), Peter Meijer (challenge accepted), Jaime Herrera Beutler (challenge accepted) and Don Bacon? You will have my support! Reed, Kinzinger, and Gonzalez already QUIT, they’re out of politics, it’s permanent.”
Seven of these Republicans, Reps. Upton, Bacon, Young, Katko, Gonzalez, McKinley, Garbarino, Smith, Reed and Kinzinger, voted to pass Pres. Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. They were essential in the bill getting passed through Congress. The bill passed the House with a 228-206 vote.
Reps. Herrera Beutler, Meijer, and Rice likely made Trump’s list for their vote to impeach the president in January.
Although Rep. Mace neither voted for the infrastructure bill nor Donald Trump’s impeachment, she joined the House Democrats in their recent vote to hold former White House aide and trump ally Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena.
Trump also called out Rep. Liz Cheney, the infamous Never Trumper, in his statement.
“Warmonger Liz Cheney (challenge accepted) has a 19% approval rating.” She voted to impeach Trump in January and she also serves on the Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol.
“Saving America begins by saving the Republican party from known losers, sellouts, and RINOs,” Trump continued. He also said senator Lisa Murkowski should be primaried as well in the coming elections.
“In the Senate, Lisa Murkowski (challenge accepted), the ‘Disaster from Alaska,’ must go. There’s “almost” nobody worse than her,” Trump concluded.
Murkowski, who announced her reelection campaign this week, was one of seven Republicans who had voted to convict Trump of inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the United States Capitol.
President Donald J. Trump:
"Any interest from good and SMART America First Republican Patriots to run primary campaigns against Representatives Tom Rice, John Katko, Don Bacon, Don Young, Fred Upton (challenge accepted), Andrew Garbarino, Peter Meijer (challenge accepted) pic.twitter.com/5RY8oQGDwH
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) November 13, 2021
Author: Scott Dowdy