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Michigan Republican who voted to impeach Trump loses primary

Michigan Republican who voted to impeach Trump loses primary


Michigan Republican who voted to impeach Trump loses primary

NEW YORK — Michigan Republican Rep. Peter Meijer lost Tuesday to a primary challenger backed by former President Donald Trump as he and two other Republican U.S. House members who voted to impeach Trump fought to hang onto their seat

Meijer, who voted for impeachment just days after he was sworn into office for his first term, lost to the Trump endorsed John Gibbs, a businessman and missionary who served in the Trump administration under Housing Secretary Ben Carson.

The primaries for the other two House Republicans who voted for impeachment, Washington state Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler and Dan Newhouse, were too early to call Wednesday morning. The three races were the biggest test yet for GOP incumbents who broke with Trump after the January 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol. Trump has vowed revenge against the 10 House Republicans who crossed party lines for the impeachment vote, and he endorsed GOP challengers to them in the midterm elections.

Four of the ten Republicans decided not to run for reelection.