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10 Republicans Voted to Impeach Trump. The Backlash Has Been Swift.

(*10*)Mr. Norton stated he believed Mr. Meijer made a mistake in blaming Mr. Trump for inciting the riot.

(*10*)“We have a lot of people with a lot of passion and we can’t control everybody,” he stated, earlier than occurring to exaggerate the pockets of unrest that came about alongside final year’s largely peaceable protests for racial justice. “Blaming President Trump is the same thing as blaming Kamala Harris and Joe Biden for all the riots that antifa did last summer.”

(*10*)Representative John Katko of Central New York, who was the first G.O.P. lawmaker to again impeachment, is likely one of the few remaining Republicans who represents a Democratic-leaning district. Some Republicans in his district have been outraged by his vote.



(*10*)“‘Not very happy’ would be the politest way to say it,” stated Fred Beardsley, the chairman of the Oswego County Republican Committee. “We’re very upset. I’m tremendously upset.”

(*10*)“I think Mr. Katko crossed a line,” he continued. “He double-crossed us.”

(*10*)For Mr. Katko and Representatives Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio, David Valadao of California, and Fred Upton and Mr. Meijer of Michigan, all Republicans who voted for impeachment and hail from states probably to lose seats on this year’s redistricting course of, the shapes of the districts they could search to characterize in 2022 have but to be decided.

(*10*)Democratic state legislators in New York and Illinois might draw Mr. Katko and Mr. Kinzinger into districts represented by fellow incumbent Republicans, doubtlessly slicing off a path for a Trumpian rebel, whereas commissions will decide district strains in California, Michigan and Ohio.

(*10*)Gene Koprowski, a conservative filmmaker who filed to run towards Mr. Kinzinger, stated he did so to begin elevating money however he’s ready for the Illinois legislature to redraw its congressional district maps earlier than formally starting a marketing campaign.

(*10*)Challengers to Ms. Cheney, who represents the one at-large Wyoming district, don’t face the identical calculation. Anthony Bouchard, a state senator, introduced his marketing campaign on Wednesday as President Biden was being inaugurated. By Thursday evening, he was a visitor on Newsmax TV and Laura Ingraham’s program on Fox News.



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