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The vast majority of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Trump have been denied re-election, or retired; the last of that group — Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo. — is in the fight of her political career in Wyoming’s primary election Tuesday.
After the 10 Republican House members voted to impeach Trump for his role in the January 6 riots — where pro-Trump demonstrators attacked the U.S. Capitol as the House and Senate were voting to certify President Biden’s 2020 presidential win — Trump made it his mission to defeat those who he viewed as betraying his America first message.
Of the 10 GOP members on Trump’s target list, seven have already lost their primaries or chose to retire, and only two survived a difficult primary challenge to become the Republican nominee in the November general election.
Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.
Cheney was the highest-profile Republican to favor impeachment as the House Republican conference chair. With encouragement from Trump and his allies, the GOP booted Cheney from the leadership role.
Trump backed Cheney’s primary challenger Harriet Hageman early on in her campaign, and recent polls show her with a massive lead over the incumbent Republican representative, who is one of two Republicans on the House committee investigating Jan. 6 attack.
Tuesday’s primary is all but certain to show Cheney the door, and the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney has already hinted at looking beyond the November election.
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash.
Herrera Beutler conceded her race in Washington state’s open primary Aug. 9, as Republican Joe Kent, who received Trump’s endorsement, secured a spot on the November general election ballot.
The impeachment vote was a big part of the race, with Kent painting Beutler as no different from a Democrat.
“Rep. Beutler voted for the impeachment of President Trump based on a false narrative that Trump inspired an armed insurrection against the Capitol,” Kent told Fox News in an email. “But the facts don’t matter to the left or Rep….