President Donald Trump released a statement last weekend vowing to back America First-aligned Republicans that decide to run against RINOs that the 45th president has vowed to oust.
Among the Republicans that Trump is willing to endorse GOP primary challengers against include Reps. Tom Rice, John Katko, Don Bacon, Don Young, Fred Upton, Andrew Garbarino, Peter Meijer, David McKinley, Nancy Mace, Jaime Herrera Beutler, and Chris Smith.
“Any interest from good and SMART America First Republican Patriots to run primary campaigns(…)You will have my backing!” Trump stated.
“Saving America starts by saving the GOP from RINOs, sellouts, and known losers!” he added.
Singling out Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Trump added, “In the Senate, the “Disaster from Alaska”, Lisa Murkowski (challenge accepted), must go. There is “almost” nobody worse!” he said.
Trump also took shots at Reps. Anthony Gonzalez, Adam Kinzinger, and Tom Reed, as well as Liz Cheney who he described a “Warmonger.” All three representatives voted to indict Steve Bannon, a former Trump adviser who is facing contempt charges for not complying with a subpoena presented to him by the Jan. 6 committee.
Evidence is lacking that Bannon colluded to incite riots on Jan. 6. Furthermore, Bannon was not even an advisor to Trump at the time of the Capitol riots.
Trump appears determined to continue encouraging America First candidates to seek public office and replace RINOs who seem to side with Democrats more than their own party.