Some Republican politicians deemed not sufficiently supportive of the president will almost certainly be getting a primary challenge from their right.
Alabama Rep. Martha Roby (AL-2nd) is getting this treatment from State Rep. Barry Moore who has said he made the decision when she criticized Trump over the “Access Hollywood” embarrassment. You know, grab her by the p&*%y.
She called Trump to step aside after his crude comments, and Moore was clearly offended, not by Trump but by Roby.
It’s impossible to know what kind of coattails Trump will have in 2018 but Roby was re-elected in 2016 with less than 50 percent of the vote in a consistently red district after a pro-Trump write-in protest vote against Roby siphoned off 10 percent. She beat her Democratic opponent by only 8 points.
Roby has apparently been anxious to repair damage done to her Trump fan club credentials by saying she has “consistently supported President Trump’s policy initiatives and has said time and again that she wants our president to be successful,” among other things.
I guess the point here is that rumours about Trump’s political death could be greatly exaggerated. House Republicans in safe red seats won’t be taking any chances. There are going to be places in the country where they will always really love him.