I am assuming you all remember Jamie Herrera Beutler (pictures above). She is the Washington congresswoman who voted to impeach Trump and then agreed to testify during the impeachment trial about Trump’s January 6, 2021 conversation with House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy. Get up to speed here and here.
It appears that Beutler will get a primary challenge in 2022 from another, albeit more conservative, evangelical. Here name is Heidi St. John.
Here is Peter Montgomery at Right Wing Watch:
Christian nationalist home-schooling advocate, author, and podcaster Heidi St. John launched a run for U.S. Congress Sunday in Washington state’s 3rd Congressional District, where incumbent Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler became a target of supporters of former President Donald Trump after voting for his impeachment in January and revealing damning details about a phone call between Trump and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy that took place during the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.
A week prior to the launch of her congressional bid, St. John took to Facebook to post, “Trump now knows who his enemies are in the REPUBLICAN party. And so do we. Silver lining of the shampeachment. The RINOS need to GO!! #acquitted.”
St. John calls herself “The Busy Mom” on Facebook, hosts a daily “Off the Bench” podcast, publishes a blog, and runs a ministry for mothers that promotes her book “Becoming Mom Strong.” She is an ally of Alliance Defending Freedom President Michael Farris and has spoken at the church of religious-right activist pastor Jack Hibbs in California. Rick Green, host of the “WallBuilders Live!” radio program, was a recent guest on her podcast, which she said gets about a million downloads per month.
Read the rest here.
Evangelical vs. Evangelical in Washington’s 3rd congressional district. I am going to keep an eye on this race.