With signs of a Republican wave building, a group of Never Trump Republicans have joined forces with vulnerable Democrats.
Their hope is to keep the GOP out of the majority next year—as long as Donald Trump rules the party.
The Hill reports:
The Renew America Movement (RAM) announced it is backing a slew of lawmakers “There is an urgent effort by Republicans and former Republicans to stem the tide of anti-democratic and lie-based Republican leaders in congress before it’s too late,” RAM said in an announcement.
Among the endorsees are the handful of Republicans who have criticized Trump, including Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.), who is the former president’s public enemy No. 1 over her repeated criticism of him over the insurrection, and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.), who may not have a seat to run for after redistricting in Illinois.
Also included in the list are 11 Democratic members of the House and Senate, most of whom are running in tight elections. Among them is Sen. Mark Kelly, who is running for a full term next year in a marquee Senate race in Arizona, as well as “front-line” House members such as Reps. Abigail Spanberger (Va.) and Jared Golden (Maine).
All of the group’s endorsees are likely to face headwinds as they fight for reelection, be it from primary or general election challengers with Trump’s backing.
RAM national political director Joel Searby argued the group’s decision to endorse Democrats is necessary to prevent a constitutional crisis should Donald Trump lose the 2024 president election but try to overturn the results.
Among RAM’s leadership are officials who once served in the Trump White House, including Anthony Scaramucci.