80% of Pro-Impeachment House Republicans Have Left Congress
There is no doubt that the 2021 House impeachment vote of former President Donald Trump turned out to be a political kiss of death for the Republicans who dared to stand against Donald Trump. Wendell Husebø of Breitbart News noted that 80% of pro-impeachment members of Congress will be leaving Congress in 2023.
With Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney’s going down in flames on August 16, 2022 in the Republican primaries for Wyoming’s at-large congressional district, only 2 of the 10 pro-impeachment Republicans are still in the House. Only California Congressman David Valadao and Washington Congressman Dan Newhouse are still in office. Newhouse is situated in a safe red district. In Valadao’s case, he is running for reelection in a more competitive district
Four pro-impeachment Republicans decided to retire and not bother running in a Republican primary. This includes Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger, Ohio Congressman Anthony Gonzalez, Michigan Congressman Fred Upton, and New York Congressman John Katko. Four other pro-impeachment Republican house members lost in the primaries: Michigan Congressman Peter Meijer, South Carolina Congressman Tom Rice, Washington Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, and Cheney.
Now that all pro-impeachment House primaries are in the record books, all eyes will be on the US Senate. In the Senate, there were 7 GOP senators who voted to impeach Trump, which include North Carolina Senator Richard Burr, Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy, Maine Senator Susan Collins, Utah Senator Mitt Romney, Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse, Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey, and Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski.
Murkowski will be facing off against Kelly Tshibaka in the Alaska US Senate general election on November 8, 2022 after both advanced in the August 16, 2022 Senate primary.
It’s undeniable that opposing Donald Trump means an all but certain political death for most politicians in this new era of Republican politics.
The neocon days of yore are over as the force of America First nationalism takes over the GOP.