In Michigan, Congressman Peter Meijer (R) is up for re-election. He is being opposed in the Republican Primary by a man named John Gibbs. Meijer voted to impeach Trump and Gibbs has Trump’s endorsement.
Meijer is a veteran and one of the congressmen who sneaked into Afghanistan to see how the withdrawal was coming. Much of what we know about the disaster that was the Afghan withdrawal comes from Meijer’s first-hand observations and his talks with soldiers on the ground.
Gibbs is an election truther who believes the November 2020 election was stolen and also believes the January 6th incursion into the capital was in defense of democracy and was a good thing.
Democrats are pouring money into the race to help Gibbs beat Meijer. That’s right. The party that believes January 6th was the worst thing ever is pouring money into the race to help a man who thinks January 6th was one of the best things ever.
The ad the Democrats are running in the Republican primary attacks Gibbs for getting endorsed by Trump and being too conservative. But the premise behind the ad is that if Gibbs’ name ID is boosted and he is tied to Trump, enough Republicans will turn out to help Gibbs at Meijer’s expense that Gibbs will win the nomination.
You’d think maybe Representatives Cheney and Kinzinger would realize their Democratic colleagues are hypocrites and not that worried about what happened on January 6th. You’d think they’d protest and maybe walk away from the investigation, given the Democrats’ willingness to fund these sorts of candidates.
Democrats don’t really care about January 6th, and funding these sorts of candidates shows it is all situational ethics and opportunism, not principle.
Democrats don’t really care about January 6th.
But if the Trump and Dem backed candidates win it's proof the electorate, the people, are stupid. It's justification for violence. Violence as a campaign tactic for 2024.
Ah, what a mess we are in. If, as one of the comments says, "all politicians are whores" it means that no one principled would ever run for office. What a sad thought. Fortunately, I like to believe there are those that see the role as one of service, not a way to become wealthy and wield power. There is a verse that states, let not many be teachers, knowing they will incur a stricter judgement. (James 3:1) I suspect that leaders too will have a special accounting. I hope that those leaders realize that they were given a role of service, and it is my prayer for them that when they face the Lord, they will hear those words that sum up what is truly a valuable life, 'Well done, my good and faithful servant." I may not understand why Peter Meijer voted to impeach President Trump just as I do not understand why President Trump did not support VP Pence who had been such a faithful servant for the president. Each of these leaders will need to give an account for their actions. Let's hope, that we get the opportunity to put into power people that understand they will give an account for who they were serving....the people or themselves.