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Pro-Trump primary candidates take on GOP lawmakers who voted to impeach him

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By Jenny Goldsberry

The first election since the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump isn’t until next year, but pro-Trump candidates have already rallied support against Republican lawmakers who voted to impeach. Fox News broke down each candidate Monday.

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) is one such congresswoman up for reelection in 2022. Not only did she vote to impeach then President Trump following Jan. 6th, but she was also recently ousted from her position as GOP Conference Chair. Pro-Trump Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) took her place.

Now, state Sen. Anthony Bouchard is running against Cheney in the primaries. On Monday, he shared a Fox News article that reported his campaign fundraised over $500,000. He’s even changed his Twitter name to “Anthony Bouchard for Congress Against Cheney.”

However, Bouchard is not without scandal himself. He recently admitted that he impregnated a 14-year-old when he was 18-years-old at the time.

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) will be facing off against four other Republican candidates in the primary election. Among them, is Green Beret Joe Kent. According to Kent, Herrera Beutler “no longer represents our community’s values.”

Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) is also facing fierce competition in the same state. His opponents include State Rep. Brad Klipper, Army veteran and author Loren Culp and veteran and former NASCAR driver , Jerrod Sessler.

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) voted to impeach Trump and also supported Cheney while she was ousted. While it was a vocal vote that removed her as GOP Conference Chair, it was reported at the time that Kinzinger was one of the votes against her removal.

Now, a former Trump administration official is campaigning against him. Catalina Lauf worked in the Commerce Department under Trump. She says Kinzinger is a “fake Republican.”

Meanwhile, Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) is also facing a former Trump aide, Max Miller. He already received Trump’s endorsement back in February, wearing it proudly in his Twitter bio.

Reps. Fred Upton, (R-MI), Peter Meijer (R-MI), David Valadao (R-CA) and John Katko (R-NY) are also up for reelection against pro-Trump candidates.

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You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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Biden’s Poor Polling and Harris’ Low Electability Rating Could Have Democrats Considering ‘Nuclear Option’

Behind-the-scenes discussion of how Democrats could arrive at a third option for the next election is underway

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With polls consistently showing a poor approval rating for President Joe Biden at below 40 percent, and a recent poll put Kamala Harris’ electability at only 28 percent, Democrats are in full panic mode.

“Behind-the-scenes discussion of how Democrats could arrive at a third option for the next election is underway. Operatives are preparing for the possibility of a contested presidential primary in which other would-be nominees take on Ms. Harris, but that could be damaging for the party” reports the Telegraph.

Therefore, Democrats are allegedly whispering about a potential “nuclear option” that would call for current Vice President Harris to be nominated to the Supreme Court. The Telegraph writes that “while the scenario is highly improbable, and perhaps a reflection of a Washington rumor mill in overdrive, the fact it has come up at all shows the depths of the predicament the Biden administration currently finds itself in, amid rising inflation, a stalled domestic agenda, and foreign policy disasters.”

The theory in question would call for President Biden to nominate Harris to the Supreme Court in the event a seat opens in the next three years during his administration. Biden could then use “Section 2 of the 25thAmendment to nominate a more popular vice president”, adds the Telegraph.

Under Section 1 of the 25th Amendment, that new vice president could assume the presidency if Biden were to step down while president. They would then become the Democratic nominee in the 2024 presidential election. That same individual could also be the presumptive Democratic nominee in 2024 if Biden chooses not to run for re-election.

One piece of information that is wetting Democrats’ whistle is that current Supreme Court Justice Breyer has said he does not “want to stay on the Supreme Court until I die.”

The Telegraph notes that “the discussion over potential successors to Mr. Biden is highly unusual less than a year into an administration.”

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