In February at the Conservative Political Action Conference or CPAC President Donald Trump named RINO names and gave clear instructions: “Get rid of them all”. Trump’s Revenge seems to be underway. This week Congressional Republicans began to follow President Trump’s revenge directive and started the long and difficult process of cleaning house within the Republican leadership. It starts with Congresswoman and now former GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney, who was stripped of her role as the third most powerful Republican House Caucus. CNN reports the vote took only 16 minutes and was conducted by a simple voice vote…. ouch.
The vote against Liz Cheney keeping her role as Chair of the GOP was so clearly obvious that a recorded vote wasn’t necessary.
At CPAC President Trump told his supporters,
“The Democrats don’t have grandstanders like Mitt Romney, little Ben Sasse, Richard Burr, Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Pat Toomey, and in the house, Tom Rice, South Carolina, Adam Kinzinger, Dan Newhouse, Anthony Gonzalez. That’s another beauty. Fred Upton, Jaime Herrera Beutler, Peter Meyer, John Katko, David Valadao. And of course the warmonger, a person that loves seeing our troops fighting,
Liz Cheney. How about that? The good news is in her state, she’s been censured, and in her state, her poll numbers have dropped faster than any human being I’ve ever seen. So hopefully they’ll get rid of her with the next election. Get rid of them all.”
Cheney’s Problems Are Just Beginning
Fresh off of a brutal slap to the face (figuratively speaking) from House Republicans Rep. Cheney now has bigger problems, she’s facing no less than five GOP challengers in her upcoming primary and as President Trump alluded to: her polls do not look good.
According to The New York Post, Denton Knapp, a retired US Army colonel has entered the race that already includes a very full slate,
“Businessman Darin Smith, who announced his candidacy on Friday, state Sen. Anthony Bouchard, state Rep. Chuck Gray, Cheyenne resident Bryan Eugene Keller and former Pavillion Mayor Marissa Joy Selvig have also jumped into the race to potentially become the at-large representative for The Cowboy State. “
Knapp was extremely clear about what brought him into the race as well, “What’s missing right now is trust in our elected officials,” he told the Gillette News Record. “Wyomingites expected Cheney to vote a certain way and she didn’t. As a result, she’s going through consequences.”
Will Trumps Revenge Succeed?
In the Senate one shouldn’t expect massive waves just yet, building a Senate campaign takes much more time and with 6 year terms not all of the seven Senators who turned their backs on Trump and the Republican voters who support him are up for re-election. However, some like North Carolina’s Richard Burr see the writing on the wall, Sen. Burr has announced his retirement at the end of his term, so has Pennsylvania’s Pat Toomey and Ohio’s Rob Portman has as well. So that’s three down. Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is in deep trouble with Kelly Tshibaka coming at her hard. And even Democrats Mark Kelly of Arizona and newly elected Raphael Warnock of Georgia are in deep trouble.
Out of the ten turncoats in the House, in addition to Cheney, Rep. Adam Kinzinger is facing serious challengers: Catalina Lauf, who has already declared her candidacy and Diante Johnson, President of the Black Conservative Federation has teased a possible run. Rep. Dan Newhouse of Washington has drawn a challenger too, Brad Klippert has already announced a challenge to incumbent Newhouse in 2022 after the latter’s backing to impeach Trump. Rep. Peter Meijer is also staring down the barrel of a primary with Trump supporter Tom Norton joining the race according to Newsweek.
So as of now: Yes, it would seem that President Trump’s Revenge to “Get rid of them all” is proceeding well.