Former President Donald Trump reemerged over the weekend to issue a blistering statement in which he slammed several Republicans as “RINOs, sellouts, and known losers,” calling for “America First Republican Patriots” to primary them.
“Any interest from good and SMART America First Republican Patriots to run primary campaigns against Representatives Tom 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 began. “Gonzalez, Kinzinger, and Reed already QUIT. They are out of politics, hopefully for good.”
Seven of these Republicans (Reps. Katko, Bacon, Young, Upton, Garbarino, McKinley, Gonzalez, Kinzinger, Reed, and Smith) voted to pass President Joe Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. They played a crucial role in getting the bill passed through the U.S. House of Representatives, and it eventually did pass the House by a 228-206 vote. It is believed that Reps. Trump called out rice, Meijer, and Herrera Beutler because they voted to impeach him.
Though Rep. Mace voted for neither the infrastructure bill nor to impeach Trump, she voted with House Democrats in their recent vote to hold former White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress.
Not stopping there, Trump proceeded to call out the Never Trumper Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY).
“Warmonger Liz Cheney (challenge accepted) is on the SKIDS with a 19% approval rating,” Trump said. “Saving America starts by saving the GOP from RINOs, sellouts, and known losers.”
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“In the Senate, the ‘Disaster from Alaska,’ Lisa Murkowski (challenge accepted), must go. There is ‘almost’ nobody worse,” Trump concluded.
Both Cheney and Murkowski turned on the Republican Party by voting to impeach Trump earlier this year.
President Donald J. Trump:
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— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) November 13, 2021
This comes days after Trump fired back at Cheney when she called him a “domestic threat” who wants to “unravel the foundations of our constitutional republic.”
“With an approval rating at 19% in Wyoming, people are wise to Liz Cheney. She is a threat to Free and Fair Elections, which are the cornerstone of our Country because she caved so easily on the Crime of the Century,” Trump said, according to The Hill.
“Cheney is far more unpopular than her father, who just lost his position as the least popular Vice President in American history to Kamala Harris,” he added. “Democrats would never put up with a Liz Cheney in their ranks. If we had a Free and Fair media instead of a corrupt media, those election results would never have been allowed to happen. The proof of irregularities and fraud is massive!”