Recent election predictions indicate that several more moderate and particularly anti-Trump Republicans might get beat out at the primary level without any possibility of winning their midterm reelection campaigns.
According to a report by Breitbart News, pro-impeachment Republicans Reps. Tom Rice (R-SC) and Liz Cheney (R-WY) are both facing tough reelection campaigns and might not win their primaries.
Both Republicans are considered “establishment” or “moderate” congress members and former President Donald Trump called Rice “a disaster” in March and said he is “laughed at in Washington.”
“Look at every city that’s run by the Democrats if you want safety, security … vote for America First Republicans this November,” Trump said.
“But before we can defeat the Democrat socialists and communists at the ballot boxes … we first have to defeat the RINOS and grandstanders in the primaries.”
Cheney has risen to greater fame due to her overt disgust with Trump, even garnering her censure by her state’s Republican Party, and is facing a tough primary challenge against Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman.
Hageman has also gained the support of House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Republican megadonor Peter Thiel, who reportedly dubbed Cheney the “ringleader” of the “treasonous ten.”
According to Breitbart News, McCarthy’s decision to support Hageman is not a small one. It is, however, consistent with his overall criticism and communication of frustration with Cheney that he has consistently made known over the last year.
“Liz Cheney has lost Wyoming. Liz Cheney doesn’t live in Wyoming. She doesn’t represent us,” Hageman told Breitbart News in January. “She doesn’t represent our values.”