Republicans who believed the Democrat-led House of Representatives acted with undue bias against former President Donald Trump made their views known at the ballot box in 2022.
By the end of the 2022 election cycle, approximately 90% of Republicans who voted to impeach Trump or endorsed the work of the Jan 6. Select Committee resigned or were voted out of office.
Surprising many, on Monday one of the 10 Republican representatives who voted for Trump’s impeachment and was subsequently voted out of office announced he will run for a seat in the U.S. Senate, representing his home state of Michigan.
In announcing his candidacy, Meijer said: “My wife and I prayed hard about this race and how we can best serve our state and our nation. We considered every aspect of the campaign, and are confident we have the best chance of taking back this seat for the Republicans and fighting hard for a conservative future.”
The candidate, Peter Meijer, has significant name recognition — being the grandson of the founder of the large Meijer grocery chain and having served in the House of Representatives.
However, Meijer will join a crowded GOP field — all vying for a seat that will be vacant by Debbie Stabenow (D) who recently announced she will not seek reelection.
The GOP field includes former Rep. Mike Rogers and former Detroit Police Chief James Craig.
The Washington Examiner reported the GOP candidate will likely face Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI).
Attempts to keep Trump off the ballot, due to his alleged role in the Jan. 6 attempted “insurrection,” have failed in two states and is not likely to succeed in Michigan or Colorado.
Having Trump and Meijer appear on the same ballot will likely be problematic for Meijer, as will Trump’s probable endorsement of another GOP candidate.
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