Peter Meijier of Michigan, one of 10 houses republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump over the attack on Capitol Island, will not return to Congress next year.
Meyer lost the election to a Trump-backed election denier on Tuesday, while Trump supporters and election deniers won primaries across the country.
Meijer, a first-term congressman, was beaten by John Gibbs. In a statement, Meijer said: “I am proud to have remained true to my principles, even when it came at a high political cost.
On Monday, he posted angrier words, furiously democrats who spent campaign dollars to support Gibbs, seeing him beat in the November midterms.
To online essayMeijer said, “Democrats justify this political jujitsu by arguing that politics is a difficult business. I do not agree.
“However, there are certain moral limits to that hardness: those who participated in the attack on the Capitol, for example, clearly do not fall within these limits.” But in the midterms, Democrats seem to have forgotten where those lines are.
Republican voters, Meijer added, “will be blamed if any of these candidates are ultimately elected, but there’s no doubt that the gun will have Democratic fingerprints on it.” We should never forget that.”
Gibbs repeated Trump’s lie about stolen 2020 elections and claimed that Hillary Clinton in 2016 the election campaign chairperson participated in a satanic ritual involving bodily fluids.
Meijer is the second of 10 Republicans to vote for impeachment and lose the seat, after Tom Rice of South Carolina, who was defeated by a Trump-backed challenger in June.
Four others, including Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, a prominent House speaker on Jan. 6. committee member, decided to retire rather than face voters.
David Valadao of California survived. on Tuesday, Washington State Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler and Dan Newhouse appeared to join Valadao in the November election. They led Trump-backed challengers, but with Washington state holding a mail-in election, the full results were not known.
Among Herrera Beutler’s rivals is Joe Kent, a former Green Beret with ties to right-wing extremists who employs an assistant who was a member of the Proud Boys. Newhouse’s opponents include Loren Culp, a former gubernatorial candidate who falsely claimed he lost to Jay Inslee by 13 points in 2020 because of voter fraud.
Elsewhere on Tuesday, supporters of Trump’s lies about election fraud fared well.
To ArizonaUS Senate candidate Blake Masters, who was campaigned by tech investor Peter Thiel, won the primary after repeating Trump’s lies and distorting cultural grievances, including critical race theory and alleged heavy tech censorship.
He will face former astronaut Mark Kelly for a seat that could decide control of the Senate.
In the race for Arizona secretary of state to oversee elections, state lawmaker Mark Finchem, who sought to overturn Trump’s 2020 defeat, is running for office. Arizona, won his primary.
In the Arizona Legislature, House Speaker Rusty Bowers, who on January 6 testified at the hearing about Trump’s pressure to cancel the 2020 election, lost his primary for a state Senate seat to Trump-backed candidate David Farnsworth.
A possible exception to Trump’s streak was gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, who is trailing Karrin Taylor Robson, a candidate endorsed by Trump’s Vice President Mike Pence. Election Day and late vote-by-mail ballots are still being counted.
meyer’s condition, Michigan, also saw a Trump-backed candidate win the Republican gubernatorial race. Conservative media personality Tudor Dixon will meet with Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in November.
Dixon’s past as an actor in low-budget horror films such as Buddy BeBop vs the Living Dead became a campaign issue.
To MissouriRepublican voters who Trump said should vote for “Eric” chose three Erics in their Senate primary, supporting state Attorney General Eric Schmitt over former Gov. Eric Greitens, who resigned in disgrace in 2018.
Democrats nominated beer heiress Trudy Busch Valentine over populist Lucas Kunce.