Michigan Rep. Peter Meijer, one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump over the January 6th Capitol riots, lost in Tuesday’s primary race to Trump-endorsed John Gibbs.
Meijer is the 2nd House Republican to lose their bid for re-election after voting to impeach President Trump.
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So far, 6 of the Republicans — who voted to impeach President Trump — won’t be returning to Congress:
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Daily Mail reported:
Michigan’s newly-redrawn Congressional map recently made Meijer’s district bluer, creating a target for House Democrats hoping to flip the seat – in an otherwise gloomy forecast for their chances of keeping the majority in November.
Their campaign arm, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), poured cash into Gibbs’ campaign in a last-minute push to get the fringe candidate over the edge.
A former official in Trump’s Housing and Urban Development Department, Gibbs is also known for once pushing a wild conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager John Podesta engaged in satanic rituals using bodily fluids.
He’s also spent significantly less on the campaign than Meijer has.
As The Hill noted, Democrats sought to boost Gibbs in hopes of flipping the district this year.
Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District has become more competitive, giving Democrats a chance at flipping it this year.
The Republican primary attracted the attention of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), which spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on ads highlighting Trump’s endorsement of Gibbs.
It’s a strategy that Democrats have employed in other races as part of an effort to elevate Republican candidates that they believe could have a harder time winning in November.
Read more about John Gibbs HERE:
With more than 20 years of experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, John was appointed by President Trump as Acting Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development at HUD under Secretary Ben Carson, where he oversaw an annual budget of $8 billion to help fight homelessness and expand economic opportunity. He also led the successful deployment of more than $9 billion in CARES Act funds in response to coronavirus, making sure families got the help they needed to put food on the table during the pandemic.
John was nominated by President Trump to be the Director of the Office of Personnel Management. He was also appointed by the 45th President to serve on the 1776 Commission, where he fought Critical Race Theory and similar extremist ideologies by helping communities focus educational curricula on the founding documents and principles rather than divisive identity politics.
Before government service, John used his complete fluency in Japanese to serve in Christian missions in Japan, where he helped churches reach the vulnerable using technology, and deployed homeless outreach strategies for Japanese churches. Prior to his service in Japan, John worked as a software developer in Silicon Valley on cybersecurity products at Symantec, and on the first version of the iPhone at Apple.
Gibbs is a Michigan native, the grandson of Black sharecroppers from the deep south, and the first in his family to attend college – a life journey which exemplifies the opportunity our great nation provides.
Just got a call from President Trump, congratulating me and my team on tonight’s big win! Thank you, Mr. President for your support! pic.twitter.com/43BZfvqBEo
— John Gibbs for MI-3 (@votejohngibbs) August 3, 2022