With Cheney's defeat, 80% of House Republicans who impeached Trump will not be returning to Congress
Just two of the "Impeachment 10" are running for re-election in November.
Just two of the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump over his alleged involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot are on the ballot in November following Liz Cheney's primary loss this Tuesday.
Of the 10, four of them—Cheney, Wash. Rep. Jaime Beutler, Mich. Rep. Peter Meijer and S.C. Rep. Tom Rice—lost their primary bids in contentious challenges since June of this year.
The other four who will not be running—Mich. Rep. Fred Upton, Ill. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, N.Y. Rep. John Katko, and Ohio Rep. Anthony Gonzalez—have all bowed out of their respective primary races at various times since September of last year, with Katko having resigned most recently in April.
The two remaining impeachment voters—Calif. Rep. David Valadao and Wash. Rep. Dan Newhouse—won their respective primary races earlier this year and will face Democratic challengers in November.
Former President Trump personally signaled out many of his critics in Congress, vowing to use his still-considerable political weight to deep-six their political careers even after he left the White House.
Cheney on Tuesday lost to Harriet Hageman, a Wyoming lawyer enthusiastically endorsed by Trump, who in May said that "the entire Republican Party is united" behind her.