And then there were two.
Out of a total of 10 Republicans who cast a ballot in favor of impeaching former President Donald Trump for his alleged role in the cause of the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, only two are still on the ballot for the midterm elections this fall, following the vanquishing of Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney.
That’s a staggering number, folks. If this proves one thing, it’s that any such thought that Trump does not hold an insane level of influence over the Republican Party is totally and utterly wrong. If you want to get anywhere in the political realm via the GOP, you need to have the support of Trump. That’s a fact.
According to Just the News, “Of the 10, four of them—Cheney, Wash. Rep. Jaime Beutler, Mich. Rep. Peter Meijer and S.C. Rep. Tom Rice—lost their primary bids in contentious challenges since June of this year.”
The report then stated, “The other four who will not be running—Mich. Rep. Fred Upton, Ill. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, N.Y. Rep. John Katko, and Ohio Rep. Anthony Gonzalez—have all bowed out of their respective primary races at various times since September of last year, with Katko having resigned most recently in April.”
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The only two left from this particular group are California Rep. David Valadao and Washington Rep. Dan Newhouse, both having pulled in a victory for their primary races earlier in the year. Both will go on to face off against Democratic Party challengers come November.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise. Trump pointed out each individual in the GOP who stood against him, vowing that he would use his influence within the party, which turned out to be a great deal more considerable than these individuals thought, to hack and slash their political careers to bits after he left the White House.
And boy did he ever follow through on his word. Then again, that’s one of the characteristics people love about the guy. He’s a man of his word. Trump made a number of promises concerning a wide range of political issues when he first announced his candidacy for president back in 2015.
Once he cinched a rather delicious and delightful victory against Hillary Clinton, essentially stamping out her lifelong dream of becoming the country’s first woman president, he went about keeping those promises, enacting policies that helped to pull America from sliding off the edge of the cliff into the abyss.
Unfortunately, the Democrats managed to find a way to cut short the work Trump was doing to better our nation and has not only put it back in jeopardy but have basically finished the job Obama started and pushed us off the whole dang cliff.
The lesson to learn here is that Trump is more than just a flash in the pan. People love this guy. He’s real. He says what’s on his mind. When he says he’ll do something, he follows through. And he holds to a lot of the values conservatives hold dear, defending them when they are assaulted by the radical left.
Even if he decides not to run in 2024 — seems unlikely he won’t — in order for a candidate to become the nominee, he or she would have to nab the endorsement of Trump to win the primary and defeat the Democratic Party challenger.
That’s a fact, Jack.