Michigan Rep. Peter Meijer Loses to Trump-Backed Challenger in GOP Primary


Former Trump official John Gibbs successfully defeated Rep. Peter Meijer on Tuesday night, putting an end to the freshman lawmaker’s brief stint in Washington that began with a vote to impeach former President Donald Trump.

Gibbs was hand-picked by Trump to challenge Meijer because of that decision and to certify the election, both made after the former president incited a mob to attack the U.S. Capitol in an ill-fated scheme to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

Gibbs, who worked at the Department of Housing and Urban Development during the Trump administration, made the idea that the election was stolen from Trump the cornerstone of his campaign and even indicated he may not accept the results of his own race if he was not successful.

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