Mr. Norton said he believed Mr. Meijer made a mistake in accusing Mr. Trump of instigating the riot.
“We have a lot of passionate people and we can’t control everyone,” he said before exaggerating the riots that followed last year’s largely peaceful protests for racial justice. “Blaming President Trump is the same as blaming Kamala Harris and Joe Biden for all the unrest that Antifa made last summer.”
Representative John Katko of Central New York, who was first G.O.P. Legislature is one of the few remaining Republicans who represent a democratic district. Some Republicans in his district were outraged by his vote.
“Not very happy” would be the most polite way of putting it, “said Fred Beardsley, chairman of the Oswego County Republican Committee.” We’re very upset. I am incredibly upset. “
“I think Mr. Katko has crossed a line,” he continued. “He crossed us twice.”
To Mr. Katko and Representatives Adam Kinzinger from Illinois, Anthony Gonzalez from Ohio, David Valadao from California and Fred Upton and Mr. Meijer from Michigan, all Republicans who voted for impeachment and are from states likely to lose seats in this year’s restructuring process The shapes of the districts they want to represent in 2022 have yet to be determined.
Democratic lawmakers in New York and Illinois could drag Mr. Katko and Mr. Kinzinger into counties represented by other incumbent Republicans, potentially cutting the way for a Trumpian insurgent, while the commissions will determine the county boundaries in California, Michigan and Ohio.
Gene Koprowski, a Conservative filmmaker who campaigned against Kinzinger, said he did so to raise funds but is waiting for Illinois lawmakers to redraw their maps for the congressional district before officially launching a campaign .
Ms. Cheney’s challengers, who represents the only county in Wyoming, don’t face the same calculation. Anthony Bouchard, a state senator, announced his campaign on Wednesday when President Biden was inaugurated. On Thursday night he was a guest on Newsmax TV and Laura Ingrahams program on Fox News.