This year there have actually been consequences of being a RINO.
Rep. Peter Meijer of Michigan has just lost his primary race against Republican John Gibbs.
Meijer previously voted to impeach Trump which has come back to haunt him.
Gibbs’s victory over Meijer comes as no surprise due to the fact President Trump gave Gibbs his complete and total endorsement.
— The Hill (@thehill) August 3, 2022
Fox News had more on the story:
John Gibbs has defeated incumbent Rep. Peter Meijer, R-MI, in the closely watched Republican primary for Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District, the Associated Press called just after 3 a.m. Wednesday.
The race pitted former President Donald Trump, who backed Gibbs, against one of only 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach him following the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol last year.
Democrats were accused of meddling in the race, with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to run ads in support of Gibbs. Those actions suggested they viewed him as the more favorable candidate to face in the November midterms.
Gibbs will now face Democratic nominee Hillary Scholten, who ran unopposed in her primary, in what is expected to be one of the most competitive House races in this year’s midterm elections.
Meijer, an Iraq War veteran who was elected to Congress in 2020, was one of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach then-President Trump.
So far, 6 of the Republicans — who voted to impeach President Trump — won’t be returning to Congress:
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) August 3, 2022
The Hill didn’t stay quiet and shared these details:
Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Mich.), who voted last year to impeach former President Trump, is projected to lose his primary Tuesday to Trump-backed challenger John Gibbs.
Gibbs’s victory is a major win for Trump, who vowed to exact revenge on any Republican who broke with him over his false claim that the 2020 election was stolen or in the wake of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.
Meijer, a first-term congressman, was one of 10 House Republicans who voted last year to impeach the former president for his role in the riot.
Gibbs, a former assistant Housing and Urban Development secretary, won Trump’s endorsement last year. While the former president is certain to celebrate the win as his own victory, it also puts him on the same side as top Democratic officials who sought to boost Gibbs in the race.
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.