The Voter Protection Project, a liberal voting rights group, says it will spend at least $10 million to try to defeat about 20 congressional Republicans who voted to contest the 2020 presidential elections.
Politico reported that each of the House members and senators targeted by the PAC won their last races by single digits.
“These are people who perpetuate the big lie [that] this election was stolen from Donald Trump,” said Andrew Janz, founder of the Voter Protection Project, who ran against Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., in 2018.
“These are people who — after insurrectionists and domestic terrorists tried to overthrow an election — these are the same members of Congress, same politicians, who went back on the House floor, on the Senate floor, and voted in support of these insurrectionists by trying to invalidate a legal and fair election.”
The group calls those lawmakers the “Treason Caucus.” The list includes Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas), Josh Hawley (Mo.), Rick Scott (Fla.). along with Reps. Darrell Issa (Calif.), Scott Perry (Pa.) Jeff Van Drew (N.J.), and Nunes. The group was expected to release its full list of targeted lawmakers on Friday.
The Washington Post noted that 139 Republican House members voted to support at least one objection to confirming the electoral college vote. Eight Republican senators did the same. The vote came on Jan. 6 and was completed after the Capitol riot.
The Voter Protection Project is also targeting another group of officials, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.), Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.), Lauren Boebert (Colo.), Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) and Matt Gaetz (Fla.).
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