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American Primaries | The Republican Party, which voted for Trump’s impeachment, has been hit hard

American Primaries |  The Republican Party, which voted for Trump's impeachment, has been hit hard

Tom Rice was one of ten Republicans who voted for the impeachment.Impeachment) President Donald Trump lost his place in primaries in South Carolina, Texas, Maine and Nevada on Tuesday night after the siege of the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Posted on June 15th

Andre Duchesne

Andre Duchesne

7 RepresentativeE In the House of Representatives from January 3, 2013 in the South Carolina district, Mr. Rice received only 24% of the vote and lost to Russell Fry, the state’s Republican backed by Donald Trump.

In addition, 45 candidates supported the candidatesE The United States president had strong primaries on Tuesday night, recent figures show.

Photo courtesy of the United States Congress

Tom Rice

According to, six out of seven candidates for the House of Representatives, Senate or Trump-backed governorship may have won their election or advanced by the end of the evening.

Also in South Carolina, District 1 spokeswoman Nancy Mays was re-elected with 53% of the vote, outraged by her criticism of President Trump after the Jan. 6 uprising. She defeated Katie Arrington, a candidate backed by Mr Trump. But, unlike her colleague Tom Rice, Nancy Mays did not vote to impeach the president.

What’s next?

Tom Rice was the first of ten Republicans to lose his seat after voting for CongressImpeachment Of Trump. But he may not be alone, said Rafael Jacob, a researcher who lives at the Raul-Dandurand Chair in Strategic and Diplomatic Studies (UQAM).

Photo taken from Tom Rice’s Facebook account

The losing candidate Tom Rice gave victory to his opponent on Facebook.

Noting that four out of ten elected Republicans will not run again in the midterm elections in November, Mr. Jacob suggests: “We do not need to read too far to understand the basis for announcing their retirement. They are likely to lose in the primaries.”

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“In a nutshell, we have proof that Donald Trump remains a very strong man, he continues. He is not omnipotent. In the Georgia primaries in May we saw when every major candidate he supported died. ⁇

When you look at the bigger picture from the start of the primaries several weeks ago, it is clear that if you are an elected official or a Republican candidate and you dare to challenge Trump, it poses a tremendous political risk.

Rafael Jacob, researcher at the residence in the Raల్l-Dandurand Chair

Wijing’s spokeswoman Liz Cheney, who is currently on the commission’s inquiry January 6, 2021, said her seat would be lined up in the August 2 primaries and her chances of being re – elected were slim. The other Republican sitting on the nine-member commission, Adam Kinzinger (Illinois), will not run again this fall.

Photo by Andrew Hornick, Associated Press

Liz Cheney is the current Vice Chair of the Commission of Inquiry into the January 6, 2021 events in Capitol Hill.

Keep in mind that in the United States, the term of office of members of the House of Representatives is two years. Keep in mind that Donald Trump has been impeached twice by the end of his term as president, but has survived lawsuits filed in the Senate, where it takes two-thirds of the vote (67 senators) to impeach the president.

Democrats: One seat less

Elsewhere, Myra Flores, the daughter of a Republican candidate and Mexican immigrant, was elected with 51% of the vote in Tuesday’s special election in Texas following the resignation of Democratic spokeswoman Filemon Vela.

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This gain consumes a small majority (220-209) of the Democrats in the House of Representatives. According to New York TimesThe victory also illustrates the popularity of Republicans in the Latin American community.

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