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House Republicans Who Backed Trump Impeachment Face Primaries

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Nine out of ten House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump over the January 6 riot at the U. S. capitol face primary challenges from America First candidates.

Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WY), Tom Rice (R-SC) Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), Fred Upton (R-MI), Peter Meijer (R-MI), and David Valadao (R-CA) are all under pressure from GOP primary challengers.

Rep. John Katko (R-NY) is the only Republican who backed impeachment yet to draw an America First challenger. Katko also worked with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in May to approve a commission to study the events of January 6. The commission ultimately failed in the Senate.

The Republican primary battles with pro-Trump candidates come as Trump met with Rep. Jim Banks (R-ID) Thursday to plot a path forward to regain the House.

“We believe we take back the majority by focusing on the Trump agenda, and President Trump plays a big role in that,” Banks said … (Read more)

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