Donald Trump is beginning to make his presence felt in next year’s election.
Never-Trumpers hoped Trump would just fade away.
And this Republican who supported impeaching Trump just got some really bad news.
Washington State Congresswoman Jamie Herrera Beutler went along for the ride on the Democrats’ second impeachment of Donald Trump.
Herrera Beutler bought into the idea that Donald Trump incited a riot on January 6 so she voted with Nancy Pelosi to impeach President Trump.
But now Trump is flexing the biggest power he has – and that is to sway rank-and-file Republicans to rally around candidates who Trump endorses in GOP primaries.
To that end, Trump endorsed former Green Beret and combat veteran Joe Kent.
“Joe Kent is a retired Green Beret and Gold Star husband running against RINO and incompetent Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler in the 3rd District of the State of Washington. Joe served his country proudly for many years and understands the tremendous cost of America’s wars in the Middle East, and elsewhere. In Congress, Joe will be a warrior for the America First agenda, unlike Jaime Herrera Beutler who voted, despite the facts, against the Republican Party and for the Democrats’ Impeachment Scam,” Trump began.
Trump wrote that he first met Kent at Dover Air Force base after Kent’s wife died fighting ISIS in combat.
“Joe Kent is strong on Crime and the Border, loves our Military and our Vets, and will protect our Second Amendment, which is under siege. I met Joe at Dover Air Force Base on the evening that his wife was being brought back from the Middle East, where she had been killed in combat. It was a very sad moment in Joe’s life, but I was incredibly impressed with him and told him that he should someday run for office — we need his voice and leadership in Washington, D.C. Now he is running, and Joe Kent has my Complete and Total Endorsement!” Trump concluded.
Herrerra Beutler and other GOP Never-Trumpers’ decisions to impeach Donald Trump was not a popular decision with GOP voters.
And Kent – because of his 11 combat tours and support for the Trump agenda – became a star on Fox News.
Trump endorsing Joe Kent turned this contest into a marquee race that will now attract national attention and put Herrera Beutler on her back foot.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.