‘I believed in you’: GOP Rep. Meijer faces angry constituents after backing Trump impeachment effort

Freshman U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer (R-MI) took the controversial step of voting with House Democrats to impeach then-President Donald Trump.

Judging by the reaction of numerous constituents during a recent town hall, the big risk doesn’t seem to have paid off.

“Every accomplishment”

As Breitbart reported, Meijer got an earful from angry Michiganders during a meeting on Wednesday, though he made an effort to defend his decision to join a handful of House Republicans in voting to impeach Trump last month.

Meijer doubled down on the claim among Trump critics that the former president incited an “insurrection” on Capitol Hill, referencing the Jan. 6 riot by Trump supporters upset over the results of November’s presidential election.

The lawmaker mentioned the death of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, one of the several people who died as a result of the civil unrest. He went on to lament that Trump had caused a permanent stain on his administration by taking too long to respond to the events at the Capitol as they unfolded.

“All I could think about was that every accomplishment over the previous four years…erased,” Meijer said.

Despite his attempted justification, many in the crowd were not convinced.

“I believed in you”

Constituent Nancy Eardley said that Meijer did as much to “betray” his constituents in the span of a few days as did his predecessor, Justin Amash, had done in a decade, Breitbart noted.

For what it’s worth, Amash was a frequent critic of Trump and voted in favor of the first impeachment effort against him. The former congressman also left the Republican Party to become a Libertarian.

“I don’t know that there’s really much you can say that will ever change my mind and not work toward primarying you out after two years,” Eardley told Meijer, according to Breitbart.

Even some who vehemently opposed the violent protest in D.C. last month were also outraged over Meijer’s action, including constituent Cindy Witke, who reportedly said: “I think what happened at the Capitol is horrible, but I don’t think you reacted in the right time. I went against people who told me not to vote for you because I believed in you and I’ve lost that belief.”

As it stands, Meijer is facing a primary challenge from Afghanistan War veteran and Trump supporter Tom Norton, who has predicted that he will “destroy” his intraparty rival in next year’s election, according to The Detroit News.

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    1. It doesn’t work that way Rep. Meijer, Trump’s many and I mean many accomplishments while President can’t be erased! I would like for you to tell me how something that happened is erased! Both of President Trump’s impeachments by the House of Representatives wasn’t for anything he did, they were done because Pelosi and the democrats hate him because he won the election! Trump 2024! MAGA again!

  1. This is right we American people should do all we can to remove Crooked Liberal Demonic Republicans who are traitors to our country and way of life. Remove Meijer from Congress by vote to show all we can make our voices heard and stand up for the United States of America and One Nation Under GOD.

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  3. It would appear that members of the House, Republicans as well as democrats, had no more recognition of fair play than a two year old who goes after the toy another is playing with. Anyone who had so little ability to sort through the speech President Trump made where he specifically asked the demonstrators to continue with “peaceful demonstrations” and come up with the illogical conclusion that by asking for demonstratons be peaceful that he insighted a riot does not have the mental ablity for public office. Either that or they are consciously deciding to violate their oath of office and must step down or be impeached. There is no excuse for such childish behaving of House Representatives. The same of course goes for any Senator who allows such an illegal and unconstitutional trial to move forward.

  4. time to CLEAN HOUSE– TERM LIMITS IS PART OF THE ANSWER AND THE OTHER IS NOT PUTTING SO ON THE LINE WITH THEM –WE MUST MAKE THEM DISCLOSE EVERYTHING BEFORE SERVING —

  5. I don’t understand how they are going to impeach a private citizen he is not a president anymore. concentrate on the country, people are starving and loosing their homes because they lost their jobs, shame on all of them, their heart are full of hatred, they don’t care about people in this country all they concentrate to save the illegal.

  6. Get rid of Meijer. He betrayed our President and he betrayed his constituents. So all of you Michigan voters, 74,000,000 people agree with you. Get rid of him and elect someone you can trust to do the right thing!!!

  7. Only two deaths were in the capital. Two were heart attacks in the rallies and is something unfortunately common at parades and marches especially when there were one million in this rally. This blowing up the number of deaths by the rioters is for the democrat’s advantage, another ploy by democrats who really are good at making oponents look like the problem. Our colleges are really good at training their little marxist democrat/commies how to subvert opponents so opponents can’t figure out how stop and reverse the lies of these marxist democrat/commies. And while no one can figure out how to reverse these lying attacks we have republicans voting with these very marxist democrat /commies. Amazing, just amazing. Our party needs training on vetting traitors in the party.

  8. ANY AN ALL RINOS NEED TO GO. MEIJER DID NOTHING TO IMPRESS ME OR ANYONE ELSE. NO GREAT LOSS. TO BAD IT TAKES 2 YRS TO GET HIM OUT. BYE BYE.

  9. I wish these people would STOP using the dead officer death as a weapon to go against Trump. Boy!! Insanity sure is running g rampant in the White House. All greedy, liars, cheaters, thieves, No conscience or shame.

  10. You can try but you can not change HISTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hitler tried it & it didn’t work for him either!!!

    Trump will go down as one of the best Presidents the USA ever had!!!
    Biden & Obama the all time worse Presidents the USA ever had!

  11. He can join Liz Cheney, another RINO turncoat. I hope they blow all their money on failed test-election attempts! Good riddance!

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