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GOP Congressmember Who Voted to Impeach Trump Loses Primary to 2020 Election Denier

HeadlineAug 11, 2022

In Washington state, Republican Congressmember Jaime Herrera Beutler has conceded her reelection bid after narrowly losing to Joe Kent in the August 2 primary. Kent is a retired Army Special Forces officer who won Donald Trump’s endorsement after he repeated false claims about the 2020 election. Herrera Beutler was one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump over the January 6 insurrection. She’s the third Republican in that group to lose to a pro-Trump primary challenger. 

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