News of Rep. Peter Meijer’s loss to Trump-endorsed John Gibbs in the battle for the Republican nomination for Michigan’s third district saddened and angered Never Trumpers, the media, and other Democrats. They claimed it was because he was a principled conservative, and their evidence was based on his vote to join a Democrat political operation to harm the Republican Party by impeaching its leader.
“Noble, Meijer was. He can hold his head high — unlike others,” National Review’s Jay Nordlinger tweeted on Tuesday night.
The Dispatch’s Stephen Hayes, whose obsessive hatred of Trump helped kill one magazine and helped start yet another Never Trump publication, was angry.
“Disgusting … sinking a principled Republican,” he vented.