Trump: ‘4 Down and 6 to Go…Who’s Next?’
Former President Trump celebrated another Republican congressman retiring that voted to impeach him.
Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) announced Tuesday he will not run for Congress again.
“Even the best stories have a last chapter. This is it for me,” Upton said on the House floor. “I’ve done the zillions of airline miles back and forth. I’ve signed over a million letters, cast more votes while in the chamber here and accomplished what I set out to do with more unfinished work still yet to come.”
Upton is the fourth Republican who voted to impeach Trump after he was out of office to announce retirement ahead of the midterm elections, joining these representatives:
- Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH)
- Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)
- Rep. John Katko (R-NY)
“UPTON QUITS!” Trump said in a statement through his “Save America” PAC. “4 down and 6 to go. Others losing badly, who’s next?”
The “others” Trump is referring to are the following members:
- Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY)
- Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA)
- Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)
- Rep. Peter Meijer (R-MI)
- Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC)
- Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)
Cheney was already kicked out of her GOP leadership position but their fate ahead of the November elections, remains to be seen.