Meijer loss sparks new criticism of Democratic meddling in GOP primaries

Rep. Peter Meijer’s (R-Mich.) narrow loss in a western Michigan Republican primary is intensifying scrutiny on the Democratic House campaign arm’s efforts to elevate the pro-Trump election conspiracy theorist who captured the GOP nomination on Tuesday.


Meijer became the latest casualty of former President Donald Trump’s pledge to exact revenge on Republicans who voted last year to impeach him for his role in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, falling in the primary to John Gibbs, a former Housing and Urban Development official who had Trump’s endorsement in the race for Michigan’s 3rd District.