Eric Trump warns of primary challenges for Republicans who don’t object to election results

Eric Trump warned Tuesday that he will boost primary challengers for every Republican lawmaker who does not object to the Electoral College results Wednesday.

“I will personally work to defeat every single Republican Senator / Congressman who doesn’t stand up against this fraud – they will be primaried in their next election and they will lose,” Trump tweeted.

The threat underscores the divide that has torn through the GOP over Wednesday’s joint session of Congress, during which both chambers are expected to certify the Electoral College’s 306-232 margin for President-elect Joe Biden.

Bipartisan majorities in the House and the Senate have said they will certify the results, but as many as 140 House Republicans and at least 13 Senate Republicans have said they will object to the results in Arizona, Georgia or Pennsylvania.

President Trump has also called on Republicans to primary some Republicans who have come out against the objections.

The president has specifically focused his ire on Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.), calling on South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) to challenge him in 2022 when his term is up.

“I hope to see the great Governor of South Dakota @KristiNoem, run against RINO @SenJohnThune, in the upcoming 2022 Primary. She would do a fantastic job in the U.S. Senate, but if not Kristi, others are already lining up. South Dakota wants strong leadership, NOW!” he tweeted, referring to Thune as a Republican in name only.

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