“The ‘Impeacher’ was ousted with out even a runoff,” Trump posted on his social media web site Fact Social. “A GREAT evening.”
Rice is the most recent Republican to look at their political future disappear within the wake of their vote to question Trump.
Already, Reps. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, John Katko of New York, Fred Upton of Michigan and Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio have introduced their plans to retire on the finish of this time period — a call compelled on them, a minimum of partly, on the adverse response from their constituents to the impeachment vote.
The 5 incumbents who’ve remained on the poll this yr face decidedly unsure futures.
However the race that has drawn probably the most consideration — and cash — from nationwide Republicans and Trump is in Wyoming, the place Cheney, the vice chair of the Home choose committee investigating January 6, faces a Republican main towards Harriet Hageman, who has the previous President’s endorsement.
Rice’s defeat sends a chilling message to Cheney — and the opposite remaining members of the Trump 10. Why? As a result of apart from his vote to question Trump, he was a down-the-line conservative and a dedicated backer of Trump’s insurance policies.
What these numbers clarify is that Rice misplaced on Tuesday — and misplaced badly — for one cause and one cause solely: He voted to question Trump. The remainder of his decidedly conservative — and pro-Trump — report did not matter. Voters determined that he was not Trump-y sufficient solely due to the impeachment vote.
Which may be very unhealthy information for Cheney, who’s basing her marketing campaign on the concept that whereas she and Trump do not see eye to eye on impeachment and January 6, she is the form of conservative who Wyoming voters have constantly despatched to Congress. (For what it is value, Cheney has an 87% ranking from Heritage and voted with the Trump agenda almost 93% of the time, per FiveThirtyEight.)
The easy reality is that, a minimum of based mostly on what we all know now, voting to question Trump over January 6 is completely disqualifying within the eyes of Republican voters. That does not imply that the entire remaining Trump 10 will lose, but it surely positive does not look good for them.