Rep. David Valadao second Trump pro-impeachment GOPer to win reelection

Rep. David Valadao second Trump pro-impeachment GOPer to win reelection

WASHINGTON – After which there have been two.

Rep. David Valadao (R-Calif.) was projected to win reelection late Monday — making him simply the second of the ten Home Republicans who voted to question former President Donald Trump final 12 months confirmed to serve within the subsequent Congress.

Valadao received a second time period by defeating Democrat Rudy Salas, with the 45-year-old GOPer in entrance by a margin of about 3,400 uncooked votes out of greater than 100,000 ballots solid. Roughly 97% of the anticipated votes had been counted on the time the race was referred to as.

The outcome signifies that come Jan. 3 of subsequent 12 months, Valadao and Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.) would be the solely two Republicans left within the Home who voted to question Trump, 76, for his position within the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot.

The opposite eight – Reps. John Katko (R-NY), Adam Kinzinger (R-In poor health.), Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), Fred Upton (R-Mich.), Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.), Anthony Gonzalez (R-Ohio), Peter Meijer (R-Mich.) and Tom Rice (R-SC) – both retired or misplaced their major elections to Trump-endorsed candidates.

Rep. David Valadao is projected to be simply the second Home Republican who voted for former President Donald Trump’s impeachment final 12 months to win reelection.Invoice Clark/CQ-Roll Name, Inc through Getty Pictures

Valadao referred to as Trump the “driving power within the catastrophic occasions that befell on Jan. 6.”REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Kinzinger and Cheney are at present members of the Home choose committee investigating the occasions of that day.

Lower than two weeks after the riot, Valadao stated he voted for impeachment as a result of Trump “was, with out query, a driving power within the catastrophic occasions that befell on Jan. 6.”

“[Trump’s] inciting rhetoric was un-American, abhorrent and completely an impeachable offense,” Valadao stated on Twitter Jan. 13, 2021. “It’s time to place nation over politics.”

Newhouse stated final 12 months that he voted to question Trump as a result of “a vote towards this impeachment is a vote to validate the unacceptable violence we witnessed within the nation’s capital.”

He additionally stated Trump “didn’t strongly condemn the assault nor did he name in reinforcements when our officers have been overwhelmed.”

“Our nation wants a pacesetter and President Trump failed to meet his oath of workplace,” Newhouse stated on Twitter on Jan. 16, 2021.

Rep. Dan Newhouse additionally received reelection in Washington after voting to question Trump.Invoice Clark/CQ-Roll Name, Inc through Getty Pictures

Valadao’s victory means Republicans have secured 220 Home seats within the subsequent Congress. Democrats can have at the least 212 seats. Three extra races — in two California districts and Alaska’s at-large seat — have but to be referred to as.

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