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Republicans who backed Trump Jan. 6 probe face fierce backlash at the polls

1 month ago   |   By Politico

Never in nearly 42 years in Congress has Rep. Chris Smith had a primary quite like his last - when he spent the final weeks getting bombarded by angry constituents who felt he crossed President Donald Trump.
The New Jersey Republican won renomination with his lowest primary vote share ever, after he voted to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. And his opponent seized on it, stoking an angry and anti-incumbent mood sweeping through Republican primaries around the country.
Republican members from Utah to Texas to South Dakota who also voted for the...
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