Two years later 10 House Republicans Their party broke and they voted to impeach President Donald Trump After the Jan. 6 rebellion, only two representatives will remain in Congress in 2023.
Rep. Dan Newhouse (Wash.), and Rep. David Valadao(Calif.) were the winners reelection. There are four other members the group — including notable Trump critics like Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) — previously lost primary battles to TrumpThe four backed challengers were unable to retain their jobs, so the other four decided to not even try. Trump This bloc was repeatedly threatened by him, claiming that opposing his incitement to an attack on U.S. Capitol would mean the lawmakers had abandoned conservative principles.
This shift shows how firm the company is Trump’s grip on the GOP has become. Reps. Cheney was defeated by Peter Meijer, Jaime Herrera Beutler (R.Wash.), and Tom Rice (R.S.C.). The primary candidates made it clear that they were loyal to their constituents. Trump and their rivals’ alleged betrayal of him.
Newhouse faced six Republican challengers in his deep-red district in eastern Washington state — splintering the ardently pro-Trump Vote and help him eke out a narrow win In the GOP primary. He ran for the Republican primary with an ultraconservative message, which he often repeated. Trump’s talking points on immigration. Newhouse downplayed the impending impeachment vote, and instead emphasized his agricultural background, which was a major factor in his rural district. He ultimately defeated Doug White, the Democratic candidate.
Valadao was, however the only one of the group that did not have to face a Trump-backed primary challenger reportedly Thank you to the intervention House Kevin McCarthy, Republican Leader (Calif.). Running in a competitive central California district that he only narrowly won in 2020, Valadao criticized Democrats’ economic policies and (*10*) he would not support Trump as the 2024 Republican presidential nominee.
He was recently asked if his support for the impeachment vote. told a local ABC affiliate: “I see no evidence to change anything.”
Pro-Democratic organizations saw an opportunity. They attacked Valadao was a strong-liner on reproductive right, and he highlighted his sponsorship of legislation to ban abortion without exceptions. He tried to discourage Republicans Rather than supporting him. Redistricting in California had also made the seat more blue, boosting the hopes of Valadao’s Democratic opponent Rudy Salas.
The entire country is affected by the midterm election results. House GOP conference is now tied in an overwhelming way Trump — just like most Republicans In the Senate. Seven Republican senators also (*2*) to convict the former president for his role in the deadly Jan. 6 attack, but only one of them, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), was up for reelection and chose to seek another term.