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Anti-Trump Republicans target McCarthy, Scalise, other high-profile conservatives | TheHill – The Hill


A coalition of anti-Trump Republicans released a list of GOP lawmakers it plans to target in the upcoming 2022 midterm elections, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyJuan Williams: Trump is killing American democracy Republican spin on Biden is off the mark Cheney reveals GOP’s Banks claimed he was Jan. 6 panel’s ranking member MORE (Calif.), House Minority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseThe 9 Republicans who voted to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress Hillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — US cracks down on tools for foreign hacking House passes bills to secure telecommunications infrastructure MORE (La.) and other high-profile conservatives.

The Renew America Movement (RAM), which was formed by a group of moderates within the Republican Party after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, said its list of “dividers” includes “13 infamous conspiracy theorists, overt white nationalists, and prominent election deniers” who have “posed a threat to a healthy democracy and a well-functioning republic.”

Also on the list are Republican Reps. Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Bob Good (Va.), Burgess Owens (Utah), Madison Cawthorn (N.C.), Dan Bishop (N.C.), Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarDemocrats say GOP lawmakers implicated in Jan. 6 should be expelled The Hill’s 12:30 Report – Presented by Facebook – Dems eye legislative deal by the end of the week Report: Rally organizers say GOP lawmakers worked on Jan. 6 protests MORE (Ariz.), Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanCheney reveals GOP’s Banks claimed he was Jan. 6 panel’s ranking member Garland defends school board memo from GOP ‘snitch line’ attacks Fight breaks out between Jordan, Nadler over rules about showing video at Garland hearing MORE (Ohio), Lauren BoebertLauren BoebertThe Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Budget negotiators: 72 hours and counting Democrats say GOP lawmakers implicated in Jan. 6 should be expelled The Alec Baldwin case: The law intersects with politics MORE (Colo.), Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzSpringsteen: Trump, De Santis and Taylor Greene mustn’t decide ‘fate of the American experiment’ Matt Stroller: Amazon’s Bezos likely lied under oath before Congress Photos of the Week: Manchin protestor, Paris Hilton and a mirror room MORE (Fla.), Scott PerryScott Gordon PerryThree key behind-the-scenes figures in Jan. 6 probe Bannon eyed as key link between White House, Jan. 6 riot Jan. 6 panel votes to hold Bannon in contempt MORE (Pa.) and Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneGOP efforts to downplay danger of Capitol riot increase The Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she’s meeting with Trump ‘soon’ in Florida MORE (Ga.).

“We’re ready to fight back against the tide of extremism,” the group wrote in a tweet. “These are the #Dividers, and we’re working to evict them from people’s House next November.”

The coalition said in a statement that it will campaign directly in the races of the candidates it is targeting and is “actively recruiting and reaching out to primary opponents in order to build a network of principled opposition and provide honorable alternatives for voters.”

All 13 GOP lawmakers RAM is targeting voted to overturn the 2020 Electoral College results in January and voted against impeaching former President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 panel plans to subpoena Trump lawyer who advised on how to overturn election Texans chairman apologizes for ‘China virus’ remark Biden invokes Trump in bid to boost McAuliffe ahead of Election Day MORE for a second time.

RAM’s announcement of the Republican lawmakers it will work to oust from office comes nearly two weeks after the group endorsed a slate of Democrats and centrist Republicans as they prepare to wage reelection bids next year.

Among the GOP lawmakers who received an endorsement from the group were Reps. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyAt least five Trump administration staffers have spoken with Jan 6 committee: CNN Juan Williams: Trump is killing American democracy Jan. 6 committee chair: ‘No question’ Capitol riot was a premeditated attack MORE (Wyo.) and Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerIllinois redistricting proposal creates new Hispanic seat, sets up member-vs.-member races The 9 Republicans who voted to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress Cheney reveals GOP’s Banks claimed he was Jan. 6 panel’s ranking member MORE (Ill.), both of whom have been vocal in their criticism of Trump.

They both voted to impeach Trump in January and are the only two Republicans serving on the House select committee probing the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, which was incited by a pro-Trump mob in an effort to stop the certification of November’s presidential election results.

Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiTrump-endorsed candidate leading GOP field to replace Crist in Florida: poll House passes bill to expand workplace protections for nursing mothers Democrats look for plan B on filibuster MORE (R-Alaska), who voted to convict Trump in his second impeachment in February, also received an endorsement from the coalition.

The group also threw its support behind 11 Democratic lawmakers, including Sen. Mark KellyMark KellyOvernight Defense & National Security — Presented by Raytheon Technologies — Biden backtracks on Taiwan Arizona attorney general asks for restraining order to block federal vaccine mandate Our military shouldn’t be held hostage to ‘water politics’ MORE (Ariz.) and Reps. Abigail SpanbergerAbigail Davis SpanbergerManchin objects to IRS bank-reporting proposal House passes bills to secure telecommunications infrastructure McAuliffe takes tougher stance on Democrats in Washington MORE (Va.) and Jared GoldenJared GoldenAnti-Trump Republicans endorsing vulnerable Democrats to prevent GOP takeover Overnight Health Care — Presented by The National Council for Mental Wellbeing — NIH study finds mix-and-match boosters effective Bleak midterm outlook shadows bitter Democratic battle MORE (Maine).

Miles Taylor, RAM’s co-founder and acting executive director, said the group is “mobilizing a principled movement” to confront the listed GOP lawmakers.

“Liars, conspiracists, and authoritarians have no place in America’s politics today. But sadly, they have been given a free home in the modern Republican Party, and hold several seats at the head of the GOP table. RAM is mobilizing a principled movement to confront these dividers head on, and prove that their deceit and corruption won’t be tolerated by the American people,” Taylor said in a statement.

“We will shine a bright light on them not from the progressive left but from the principled center – Republicans, independents and centrist Democrats who will not allow these dividers to go unchecked,” he added.

Politico first reported on the RAM “dividers” list.

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