The Road Ahead for Pro-Impeachment House Republicans

WASHINGTON — When Representative Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio looked into his political future, he saw a brutal primary contest against a Trump-backed opponent for the chance to return to a Trump-dominated House Republican caucus.

Mr. Gonzalez’s anguished announcement on Thursday that he would not seek a third term leaves just nine House Republicans who still appear set to fight to retain their seats in Congress after having voted to impeach former President Donald J. Trump following the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

Each faces similarly treacherous political terrain: Mr. Trump’s vows for vengeance against the Republicans who crossed him; primary opponents endorsed or at least inspired and elevated by him; and even threats of violence from voters outraged by the lawmakers’ perceived disloyalty to the former president.

“1 down, 9 to go!” Mr. Trump crowed on Friday.

Here is a look at where the nine other representatives stand:

Mr. Kinzinger hasn’t formally announced a 2022 re-election bid, and the Illinois legislature, controlled by Democrats, is likely to redraw his district to make it more difficult for a Republican to win.

A half-dozen Republicans are vying to challenge him, including Catalina Lauf, a former Commerce Department official under Mr. Trump, who placed third in a Republican primary in a neighboring congressional district last year.

So far, Ms. Lauf has been endorsed by Representative Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina, one of the leading purveyors of pro-Trump misinformation in Congress.

A fixture in his southwest Michigan district, Mr. Upton is in his 18th congressional term, though in recent years, his margin of victory has shrunk with each election. Now, if he seeks re-election in 2022, he will face off against a primary challenger endorsed by Mr. Trump: Steve Carra, a first-term state representative who has led the push at the State Capitol for a review of the 2020 election results.

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