Donald Trump has posted a list of Republican lawmakers he has “strongly opposed and fought” and has since retired or plans to resign.
The former president’s list of critics includes House Republicans and senators who voted to impeach Trump for allegedly inciting the Jan. 6 riots and later announced they would not run for re-election in the 2022 midterm elections. is
The list Trump posted on Truth Social also includes House Republicans who voted for Trump’s impeachment, but Trump has voted for Liz Cheney of Wyoming, Michigan in the midterms or the Republican primary. He lost to candidates backed by the former president, including Peter Meyer of the state and Peter Meyer of South Carolina. Tom rice.
Recent enemies aren’t the only ones Trump has decided to include. Also among the group of people he “fought” is former Arizona Senator Jeff, one of the most vocal critics of the former president of the Senate, who announced he would not run for re-election in the 2018 midterm elections.・There are flakes.
Trump, who has already announced that he will run for president again in 2024, also lists former Ohio governor John Kasich, who dropped out of the 2016 Republican presidential primary and has since become a prominent Trump critic. I have included
Another Republican governor of Massachusetts, Charlie Baker, who was a frequent critic of President Trump, is on the list after confirming he is stepping down. Baker was succeeded by Democrat Maura Healy in the November midterm elections.
List of people Trump ‘strongly opposed and fought’
• Bob Coker — Retired
• Jeff Flake — Retired
• Ben Sasse — resigned
• Pat Toomey — Retired
• Richard Burr — Retired
• Liz Cheney — Lost
• Adam Kinzinger — Retired
• Tom Rice — Lost
• Peter Meyer — Defeated
• Jamie Herrera Beitler — Defeated
• Fred Upton — Retired
• Anthony Gonzalez — Retired
• John Cattko — Retired
• Justin Amash — Retired
• Mark Sanford — Lost
• Charlie Baker — Retired
• John Kasich — Defeated
Trump posted the list while defending himself against accusations that it was his favorite candidates, including extremists and 2020 election naysayers, who victimized Republicans in the November general election. .
Many, including some within the Republican Party, blamed Trump-backed candidates for losing midterm elections across the country because the Republican Party failed to regain control of the Senate and achieved only a small majority in the House. blamed the waves.
In an earlier Truth Social post on Jan. 1, Trump was heavily backed with all of the candidates he supported, including Ohio’s J.D. Vance and Oklahoma’s Mark Wayne Marin, who won the Senate election. I have listed a number of incumbents who would be. Win the election regardless.
In another social media post, Trump wrote, “It wasn’t my fault,” pointing to the Republican Party’s slump in the November election, and tightening abortion restrictions after the Supreme Court overturned the decision. denounced the Republicans who advocated Law vs Wade.
“It was the ‘abortion problem’ that lost so many voters, and was successfully handled by many Republicans, especially those who were adamant that there should be no exceptions in cases of rape, incest, or even the life of a mother. It wasn’t processed,” Trump said.
“Also, those who have been staunchly opposed to abortion for decades have taken their wishes from the United States Supreme Court and disappeared never to be seen again.”
We have reached out to the Republican National Committee for comment.