FACING THE MUSIC

The time-worn idiom seems custom made for two Michigan GOP members of the U.S. House who voted in favor of impeaching ex-prez Donald Trump weeks ago. First there is Rep. Fred Upton from western Michigan, who was censured by Republican officials in both Cass County and Allegan County. The other Republican House member is Peter Meijer of the Meijer retail family, the only freshman among the 10 GOP members who voted with Democrats to proceed with with impeachment. Meijer was able to withstand a west Michigan censure in the Grand Rapids based third district with an 11-11 tie vote but party leaders in Calhoun County did approve a censure. He has already picked up a primary challenger for the 2022 race due to his vote – Tom Norton, a Trump acolyte and Afghanistan veteran who polled third in the five-candidate primary race in 2020 for this congressional seat. Meijer took 50 percent of the primary vote, no doubt aided by the familiar last name and money, and said he does not regret his impeachment vote.

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