A shocking number of Republicans have fallen all over themselves in order to let the world know that they disapprove of Donald Trump in the wake of early January’s Capitol riots.
One freshman Congressman, Rep. Peter Meijer (R-MI), has already confessed that he realizes his vocal stance in favor of impeaching Donald Trump on the grounds of incitement of a riot may cost him his political career — at least in his home state of Michigan.
Trump voters — which make up the vast majority of Republican voters, despite what RINOs want you to think — don’t want their representatives to capitulate to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) agenda of political retribution, but dozens of GOP lawmakers did just that, and their constituents aren’t likely to forget.
Meijer told ABC’s Georgi Stephanopolous on Sunday that he realizes his constituents may disagree with his decision to support impeachment, but he believes that he has the moral high ground.
“I may very well have,” Meijer responded. “But I think it’s also important that we have elected leaders who are not thinking solely about what’s in their individual self-interest, not what is going to be politically expedient, but what we actually need for the country.”
Meijer, who was sworn in only days before the Capitol riots, indicated that he believes the GOP should move past Trump after the incident.
“I think it’s time that we acknowledge that what happened on Jan. 6 was a betrayal of what had been accomplished over the past four years,” Meijer commented. “That it was a culmination of a politics that at all too often, you know, fanned flames rather than focusing on building and governing.”
Nearly a dozen GOP Representatives joined Meijer in voting for impeachment, infuriating the GOP voters they were elected to represent.
A recent poll found that a whopping 76 percent of Republican voters — and 80 percent of Trump voters — are less likely to vote for a Republican candidate that endorsed impeachment.
Maybe Republicans will be more careful in whom they choose as their representatives from now on.