MAGA Patriot Party Plans to Primary Republicans, Siphon Votes If Needed

House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington in this May 8, 2019, file photo. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters, File Photo)POLITICSMAGA Patriot Party Plans to Primary Republicans, Siphon Votes If NeededBY ZACHARY STIEBER February 4, 2021 Updated: February 4, 2021 biggersmaller PrintThe newly announced MAGA Patriot Party plans to primary Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump, the party’s founder told The Epoch Times.“Right now there’s only two strategies that we have. Number one, that’s to try to primary certain Republicans out of office, if we can win a primary against them. And if not, to split the vote and put one of our party candidates against them,” Jim Davis said.If a primary run fails and a candidate chooses to still run in the general election as a third-party candidate, it could lead to a Democrat toppling an incumbent Republican.That strategy would “rid the Republican Party” of the alleged Republican in name only, or RINO, holding the seat, Davis added.Ten Republicans joined Democrats in voting to impeach Trump on Jan. 13. The most high-profile was Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the House Conference chair. Cheney, who retained her position on Wednesday, is already facing a primary challenger in 2022.

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