The midterm elections are not going well for the House Republicans who voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump over the events of Jan. 6, with eight of the ten now set to lose their seats.
So far, among those not returning to Capitol Hill next year are Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington, Liz Cheney of Wyoming, Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio, John Katko of New York, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Peter Meijer of Michigan, Tom Rice of South Carolina, and Fred Upton of Michigan.
According to CBS News, half of the eight representatives — Gonzalez, Katko, Kinzinger, and Upton — chose not to seek reelection, whereas the other half lost to primary challengers.
The remaining two impeachers, Dan Newhouse of Washington and David Valadao of California, will advance to the general election in November.
The most recent blow to the pro-impeachment group occurred Tuesday night, when Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, lost her primary race to Trump-backed challenger Harriet Hageman.
Celebrating the news via Truth Social, President Trump called Hageman’s victory a “wonderful result for America” and a “complete rebuke of the Unselect Committee of political Hacks and Thugs,” of which Cheney is vice chair.
Following her conclusive loss, Cheney told NBC’s “TODAY” Wednesday that she would be “doing whatever it takes to keep Donald Trump out of the Oval Office,” including potentially seeking the office herself.
When asked if she was considering a 2024 presidential run, Cheney replied, “I’m not gonna make any announcements here this morning, but it is something I am thinking about and I’ll make a decision in the coming months.”
Responding to those comments via Truth Social, Trump said: “The Fake News Media is claiming that Liz Cheney has such a ‘wonderful and bright’ political future. Maybe they didn’t notice that she lost by nearly 40 points?”
The president added, expressing doubt about Cheney’s chances of a successful political comeback in the future, “She’s too angry and sick to succeed in the future, but who knows!”