Donald Trump reveals the list of political enemies he has eliminated

Donald Trump has released a list of Republican lawmakers he “strongly opposed and fought against” who have since retired or are due to leave office.

Included in the former president’s list of critics are House Republicans and senators who voted to impeach Trump for allegedly inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection and who later announced they would not run. in the 2022 midterm elections.

The list, which Trump posted on Truth Social, also includes House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump who then lost their midterm or GOP primary races to candidates endorsed by the former president, such as Liz Cheney of Wyoming, Peter Meijer of Michigan and South Carolina. Tom Rice.

It’s not just recent haters that Trump has decided to include. Former Arizona senator Jeff Flake, one of the former president’s most vocal critics in the upper house, who announced he would not run in the 2018 midterm elections, also makes part of the group of those against whom he “fought”.

Former US President Donald Trump speaks at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida on November 15, 2022.

Trump, who has already announced he will run for president again in 2024, also included former Ohio Governor John Kasich on the list, who dropped out of the 2016 Republican presidential primary and has since become a prominent critic of Trump.

Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, another Republican governor who has frequently criticized Trump, is on the list after confirming he would step down from office. Baker was replaced by Democrat Maura Healey in November’s midterm elections.

List of people “strongly opposed to and fought against by Trump”

US Senate

• Bob Corker—Retired

• Jeff Flake—Retired

• Ben Sasse — resigned

• Pat Toomey—Retired

• Richard Burr—Retired

American house

• 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 from accusations that it was his endorsed candidates, which included extremists and 2020 election deniers, who cost the GOP in the November general election.

Many people, including some in the GOP, blamed the wave of Trump-backed candidates who lost their midterm elections across the country for the GOP not regaining control of the Senate and having obtained only a narrow majority in the House.

In an earlier Truth Social article on January 1, Trump listed all of his endorsed candidates who won their Senate races, such as JD Vance in Ohio and Markwayne Mullin in Oklahoma, as well as a number of incumbents. who would be heavily favored to win their elections regardless.

In another social media post, Trump wrote ‘it wasn’t my fault’ the GOP underperformed in the November election and blamed Republican Party members who advocated for harsh restrictions on the abortion after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

“It’s the ‘abortion issue,’ mishandled by many Republicans, especially those who have firmly insisted on no exceptions, even in the case of rape, incest, or the life of the mother, that lost a lot of voters,” Trump said.

“Furthermore, the people who pushed so hard, for decades, against abortion, got their wish from the United States Supreme Court, and just disappeared, never to be seen again.”

The Republican National Committee has been contacted for comment.


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