Republican who voted to impeach ex-president is defeated by MAGA-backed John Gibbs

Posted BY: Daily Mail

Michigan Rep. Peter Meijer, one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump over the US Capitol attack, lost in one of Tuesday’s most closely-watched primary races against a Trump-backed candidate. 

The supermarket chain heir and military veteran formally conceded the race to John Gibbs after midnight in the race for Michigan’s Third Congressional District. 

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Meijer is one of three House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump who saw the end of his political careers on Tuesday evening, as Republican primary voters in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington went to the polls.

Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler and Dan Newhouse of Washington are also tough challenges from Trump-backed primary opponents.

As of midnight on the East Coast on Wednesday, Beutler and Newhouse hold modest leads above their Trump-backed opponents.  

Michigan’s newly-redrawn Congressional map recently made Meijer’s district bluer, creating a target for House Democrats hoping to flip the seat – in an otherwise gloomy forecast for their chances of keeping the majority in November.

Their campaign arm, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), poured cash into Gibbs’ campaign in a last-minute push to get the fringe candidate over the edge.

A former official in Trump’s Housing and Urban Development Department, Gibbs is also known for once pushing a wild conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager John Podesta engaged in satanic rituals using bodily fluids.

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