Wednesday 17 August 2022 02:46 PM Cheney is 's last pro-impeachment scalp: The Republicans who crossed ... trends now

Wednesday 17 August 2022 02:46 PM Cheney is 's last pro-impeachment scalp: The Republicans who crossed ... trends now
Wednesday 17 August 2022 02:46 PM Cheney is Trump's last pro-impeachment scalp: The Republicans who crossed Trump ... trends now

Wednesday 17 August 2022 02:46 PM Cheney is Trump's last pro-impeachment scalp: The Republicans who crossed Trump ... trends now

Liz Cheney's 37-point primary defeat in Wyoming marks the end of Donald Trump's revenge tour on the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach him.

Just two have survived by the skin of their teeth - and for the rest it has either ended in calamity or the decision to retire rather than re-run - suggesting his stronghold on the party is here to stay. 

The former President has thrown his weight behind the rivals of those who backed investigations into January 6, and Republican supporters have sided with him in the majority of the cases. 

Cheney lost to Trump-backed Harriet Hageman by a whopping 37 points, the fourth worst by an incumbent since 1968. 

She has become the most prominent House Republican critic of Trump - currently serving as vice-chair of the House select committee on January 6.

But she's paid the biggest price out of all her anti-Trump Republicans. She lost her No. 3 leadership position in the House Republican Conference and was expelled by Wyoming's Republican Party.

The state's voters in 2020 had voted Trump over President Joe Biden by about 43 points.

Crossing Trump has proved politically costly for candidates throughout the nation, but some have managed to both buck their party on Trump and win their primary. 

In Alaska, moderate Sen. Lisa Murkowski was able to hold onto the GOP nomination despite Trump meddling in the race on behalf of Kelly Tshibaka. 

Cheney has become the most prominent House Republican critic of Trump - currently serving as vice-chair of the House select committee on January 6

Cheney lost to Trump-backed Harriet Hageman for Wyoming's only House seat 

On the Senate side, only Murkowski has had to face a reelection race since her vote. Sens. Richard Burr, North Carolina, and Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania., announced retirement this year,.

The other four Senators who voted to impeach did not face races this year. 

Four of the House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump, Reps. Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio, John Katko of New York, Fred Upton of Michigan and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois announced their retirement at the end of this term after voting to impeach Trump, denying the former president vengeance against them. 

Seven others, however, stayed in the fight. Here's how they and others have fared: 

Rep. Jaime Herrera-Beutler, Washington

Pro-impeachment Republican Herrera-Beutler lost her primary to a pro-Trump candidate. After her first formidable challenge since taking office in 2011, she conceded her race last week after facing eight primary opponents. 

Trump-backed Green Beret Joe Kent will now face off against Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez in November in the district ranked 'solid Republican' by Cook Political Report. In Washington's jungle primary system, the top to candidates advance to November's race, regardless of party, meaning Herrera-Beutler finished behind the Democrat.

'Joe Kent just won an incredible race against all odds in Washington State,' Trump said in a statement last Tuesday. 'Importantly, he knocked out yet another impeacher, Jaime Herrera Beutler, who so stupidly played right into the hands of the Democrats.'

Pro-impeachment Republican Herrera-Beutler lost her primary to a pro-Trump candidate

Pro-impeachment Republican Herrera-Beutler lost her primary to a pro-Trump candidate

Trump-backed Green Beret Joe Kent bested Herrera-Beutler in a Washington primary

Trump-backed Green Beret Joe Kent bested Herrera-Beutler in a Washington primary 

The four Republican pro-impeachment voters retiring

GOP Congressmen Anthony Gonzalez, John Katko, Adam Kinzinger and Fred Upton - who all backed the investigation into Trump - are retiring rather than running for re-election in November 2022.

Trump nemesis Adam Kinzinger, who has been one of the leading members of the January 6 committee, announced he was stepping aside after his family faced threats.

All four members who are stepping aside have been vocal about their opposition to Trump and their concerns for the future of the Republican party.  

Rep. Dan Newhouse, Washington

Newhouse, another Washingtonian, fared much better. The congressman faced six challengers, including Loren Culp, a former police chief backed by Trump, and cinched victory, making him one of only two impeachers to do so so far. 

Newhouse held onto the GOP nomination despite the Washington Republican Party calling on him to resign after his impeachment vote. He will now face Democrat Doug White in what Cook Political Report has deemed a 'solid Republican' race. 

Rep. Tom Rice, South Carolina

Rice was the first pro-impeachment Republican to lose his primary in June. He was defeated by former state Rep. Russell Fry by more than 25 percentage points, or around 22,500 votes.

Rep. Nancy Mace, South Carolina 

That same night South Carolinians in another district voted to keep Mace, who voted against impeachment but has since been critical of Trump's actions leading up to Jan. 6. Trump endorsed her opponent Katie Arrington in February 2022, leading Mace to head to Trump tower to show off her pro-Trump bona fides. 

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