Eight of the 10 Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives who voted to impeach Donald Trump will not be returning to Congress next year.
Four opted to retire. The remaining four lost their Republican primary. The latest was Liz Cheney — a fierce critic of the former president who has played a prominent role in the Congressional investigation of the January 6 assault on the Capitol. Cheney’s defeat comes as the Justice Department’s investigation of Trump’s alleged mishandling of classified documents, and other investigations are heating up.
- Gene Rossi is a former U.S. attorney and federal prosecutor.
- Brandon Brice is a columnist and host of “The Brice is Right” radio program.
- Joel Rubin served as a U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Obama administration.
- Adolfo Franco is an attorney and Republican strategist.
Liz Cheney's resounding primary defeat marks the end of an era for the Republican Party.
Her defeat is the most high-profile political casualty yet as the party of Lincoln transforms into the party of Trump. https://t.co/xYn51bpxww
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 17, 2022
Former Trump national security adviser John Bolton told Reuters that Trump kept "piles and piles" of documents inside the White House dining room. https://t.co/Bt4ZoseP5F
— Axios (@axios) August 18, 2022
Breaking News: Allen Weisselberg, a top Trump executive, pleaded guilty to 15 felonies, admitting that he conspired with Donald Trump’s company in a tax scheme. https://t.co/3YqqK09aAt
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 18, 2022