(FixThisNation.com) – Donald Trump recently released a list of Republican lawmakers whom he “strongly opposed and fought against.” The lawmakers on the list are either retired or are leaving office soon. Some of the members on the list included House Republicans and Senators who had voted for the impeachment of Trump after the January 6 insurrection. Many of these lawmakers announced that they would not be running in the midterm election and as such, they have left office.
The hit list was posted on Truth Social, and apart from those who willingly left office also included House Republicans who lost the GOP primary races they were in or the midterm to Trump-backed candidates. Most notably, these included Wyoming’s Liz Cheney, Michigan’s Peter Meijer, and South Carolina’s Tom Rice.
Trump’s list also included a number of older ‘enemies’ such as former Arizona Senator Jeff Flake, who had been a vocal critic of Trump during his time in office. Flake opted not to seek re-election in the 2018 midterm elections.
Others on the list included former Ohio Governor John Kasich who dropped out of the 2016 Republican presidential primary and has been one of Trump’s biggest critics in the past few years, and Massachusetts’ Charlie Baker, another retiring governor who has often blasted Trump.
Trump’s list was posted as part of his defense over the accusations that his chosen candidates were the reason for the GOP’s underwhelming performance in the 2022 midterm elections. Many Trump-backed candidates were 2020 election deniers or extremists who could not get the support of independents. Many within the GOP have said that it was the low quality of candidates that cost the GOP the midterm elections.
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