Thirteen House and Senate incumbents thus far have been targeted by Trump’s revenge tour to unseat lawmakers who voted to impeach him in January, or who support Biden’s policies.
As reported by Just the News, Rep. Fred Upton voted to impeach Trump, and also voted in favor of Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. In September, Trump endorsed a primary challenger against him.
Trump also endorsed a primary challenger to Rep. Liz Cheney, one of his most outspoken critics. Additionally, he endorsed Elise Stefanik to replace Cheney as GOP conference chair.
Trump has supported an effort to unseat Rep. John Katko, who voted to impeach him in January. Katko was another of the 13 republican lawmakers who voted for Biden’s infrastructure bill.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski announced on Friday she is running for reelection. Trump endorsed challenger Kelly Tshibaka for her seat and pledged to visit Alaska to campaign against Murkowski.
In July, Human Events News had a chance to sit down and talk with Tshibaka.
"Lisa Murkowski is complicit with the Biden administration in harming Alaskans and all Americans with her positions on green energy," she said. "She allowed the confirmation of Deb Haaland as Secretary of the Interior despite her well-known anti oil and gas positions. She also supported the nomination of Vanita Gupta for U.S. Associate Attorney General despite her well know anti law enforcement views. Murkowski’s votes have been critical in key areas that have hurt the people of my state.”
To read the full interview, click here.
Trump also endorsed a primary challenger against Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington after she voted to impeach him.
Similarly, Trump is looking to target a primary challenge of Rep. Tom Rice, who supported his impeachment.
On Saturday, Trump released a statement including a list of names he wants to see challenged by “America First Republican Patriots” including the aforementioned names plus 7 more.
“Any interest from good and SMART America First Republican Patriots to run primary campaigns against Representatives Rice, John Katko, Don Bacon, Don Young, Fred Upton (challenge accepted), Andrew Garbarino, Peter Meijer (challenge accepted), David McKinley (challenge accepted), Nancy Mace, Jaime Herrera Beutler (challenge accepted) and Chris Smith? You will have my backing!” Trump said.
“Gonzalez, Kinzinger, and Reed already QUIT, they are out of politics, hopefully for good. Warmonger Liz Cheney (challenge accepted) is on the SKIDS with a 19% approval rating,” he continued. “Saving America starts by saving the GOP from RINOs, sellouts, and known losers! In the Senate, the ‘Disaster from Alaska’ Lisa Murkowski (challenge accepted), must go. There is ‘almost’ nobody worse!”