MI: Meijer defeated in GOP primary by disgraced former president’s pick

Source: Politico

“John Gibbs, an official in former President Donald Trump’s administration, has ousted incumbent GOP Rep. Peter Meijer in a primary — the first election since Meijer voted to impeach Trump last year. Meijer, a freshman, voted to charge the then-president over his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol in one of his first acts as a member of Congress in 2021. Gibbs worked in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under then-Secretary Ben Carson and has parroted Trump’s conspiracy theories about the 2020 election results. … Democrats have closely followed Meijer’s race in Michigan, as the 3rd District transformed in redistricting from a narrowly pro-Trump seat in the 2020 election to one that President Joe Biden would have carried by 9 points, according to POLITICO’s redistricting tracker.” (08/03/22)