Donald Trump has released a list of Republican lawmakers he “strongly opposes and opposes” who have since retired or are about to leave office.
On the hit list of the former president’s critics are Republicans and House Senators who voted to impeach Trump for allegedly inciting the March 6 riot.
The list Trump posted on Truth Social also includes House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump who lost their midterm or GOP primary races to former president-backed candidates, such as Wyoming’s Liz Cheney, Peter Meijer from Michigan and South Carolina Tom Reis.
It’s not just recent enemies Trump wanted to include. Also in the group of those he “fought” is former Arizona Senator Jeff Flake, one of the former President’s most vocal critics in the Upper House, who announced that he would not run for re-election in the 2018 midterm election .
Trump, who has already announced that he will run for president again in 2024, was also on the list of former Ohio Governor John Kasich, who aborted the 2016 Republican presidential primary and has since become a prominent Trump critic.
Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, another Republican governor who has frequently criticized Trump, is on the list after confirming he will be leaving office. Baker was replaced by Democrat Maura Healey in November’s midterm elections.
List of people who have “strongly opposed and opposed” Trump
• Bob Corker – retired
• Jeff Flake – retired
• Ben Sasse – Resigned
• Pat Toomey – retired
• Richard Burr – retired
• Liz Cheney – Defeated
• Adam Kinzinger – retired
• Tom Rice – Defeated
• Peter Meijer – Defeated
• Jamie Herrera Beutler – Defeated
• Fred Upton – retired
• Anthony Gonzalez – retired
• John Katko – retired
• Justin Amash – retired
• Mark Sanford – Defeated
• Charlie Baker – retired
• John Kasich – Defeated
Trump released the list while defending himself against allegations that it was his backed candidates, which included extremists and 2020 vote-resisters, who cost the GOP in November’s general election.
Many people, including some within the GOP, blamed the wave of Trump-backed candidates who lost their midterm elections across the country for the GOP’s failure to regain control of the Senate and only garnered a narrow majority in the House of Representatives.
In a previous Truth Social post on Jan. 1, Trump listed all of his backed candidates who went on to win their Senate races, such as Ohio’s JD Vance and Oklahoma’s Markwayne Mullin, as well as a number of incumbents who would be heavily favored to win their elections anyway .
In another social media post, Trump wrote that “it wasn’t my fault” that the GOP underperformed in November’s election, blaming those in the Republican Party who spoke out after the Supreme Court’s decision on tough abortion restrictions had used Roe v. Calf.
“It was the ‘abortion issue’ that was badly handled by many Republicans, particularly those who firmly insisted on no exceptions, even in the case of rape, incest or mother’s life, which lost large numbers of voters,” he said Trump.
“Also, the people who fought so hard against abortion for decades got their wish from the US Supreme Court and just disappeared, never to be seen again.”
The Republican National Committee was asked for comment.
https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-list-republicans-fought-won-midterms-1770681 Donald Trump reveals hit list of political enemies he has eliminated