I’m not chiming in on this race.
Rep. Peter Meijer was one of the ten House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump over 1/6. He is now fighting off a primary challenge from John Gibbs in Michigan’s 3rd District who has Trump’s endorsement. Gibbs is also being helped by Democrats who have spent the the last year and a half having a mental breakdown about the death of American democracy.
“Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Mich.) railed against the hypocrisy of Democrats who have bankrolled his far-right conspiracy theorist primary challenger while condemning the pro-Donald Trump mob that stormed the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
Meijer, who is seeking a second term representing Michigan’s 3rd District, wrote in an essay for the website Common Sense on the eve of the Aug. 2 primary that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has been among the biggest financial backers of his Trump-endorsed opponent, John Gibbs. …
Meijer, one of 10 House Republicans to vote to impeach Trump on a charge of inciting the Capitol riot, went on note that Gibbs — a former official in the Department of Housing and Urban Development under Trump — “denies the results of the 2020 presidential election,” “has accused Obama administration officials of taking part in bizarre Satanic rituals,” “defended antisemites on his now-locked Twitter account, and has tweeted that Democrats are the party of ‘Islam, gender-bending, anti-police, ‘u racist!’”
Who do you vote for in this race?
“In 2016, Gibbs defended the alt-right Twitter account using the handle Ricky Vaughn when it was banned from the website. “#Twitter down big today because they banned Ricky? #FreeRicky,” wrote Gibbs. The Ricky Vaughn account regularly tweeted Nazi-era anti-Semitic propaganda, promoting claims that Jews control the world.
In a tweet, captured in an article by The Irish News in 2017, Gibbs also defended then-Rep. Steve King of Iowa over a widely condemned comment where King wrote, “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” King, who has since been defeated in a GOP primary, was expressing support in his tweet for far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who has predicted that “Europe will be entirely transformed within a half-century.”
Do you vote for the White cuckservative useful idiot who impeached Dump or the MAGA based black guy who rolls with Steve King on White babies?
The election is tomorrow. My guess is that Meijer loses because GOP primary voters will punish treachery.