FRED UPTON BECOMES FOURTH GOP HOUSE REP WHO VOTED TO IMPEACH TRUMP NOT TO RUN FOR RE-ELECTION

The 45th President Donald Trump held a rally in Michigan on Saturday and today, U.S. House Rep Fred Upton (R-MI) announced that he was retiring at the end of his term.

In Jan. 2021, Upton was one of ten GOP reps who voted to impeach Trump and now he will be the fourth not to run for re-election.

Upton, who has been in office for nearly 36 years, faced a battle for his seat against another current GOP incumbent, Bill Huizenga, who was endorsed by Trump three weeks ago.

In his endorsement, Trump said that “Huizenga is doing a terrific job in Congress for the people of Michigan.”

“Whether he is helping farmers, manufacturers, small businesses, or protecting our Great Lakes, he always puts AMERICA FIRST,” Trump explained.

Trump concluded, “I am proud to be working with Bill to Make America Great Again. Bill Huizenga has my Complete and Total Endorsement for the newly drawn 4th Congressional District!”

State Rep. Steve Carra, who Trump initially had given his “complete and total” endorsement, dropped out of the race after he endorsed Huizenga instead.

Redistricting expert Dave Wasserman said that the move, “Clears the way for Rep. Bill Huizenga (R) in #MI04, which remains in Solid R at @CookPolitical.”

Upton also was one of thirteen Republicans who voted in Nov. 2021 for the $1.2T intrastructure bill that Joe Biden wanted to be passed.

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In an interview that same month with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Upton was asked about Jan. 6 and he referenced the alleged phone call between House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Trump that day.

“It’s not right, it’s not appropriate, and it’s certainly not totally appropriate as the president said in his own words in terms of his actions that he took that day,” Upton claimed.