Dirtbag RINO Fred Upton (R-MI) was one of ten Republican lawmakers to vote to impeach President Donald Trump for the protests and riot at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Upton joined nine other Republicans, including fellow Michigander, freshman “GOP” Rep. Peter Meijer of Grand Rapids, in impeaching Trump after House Democrats rushed through a resolution.
Rep. Upton was later censured by a Michigan county for his irresponsible vote.
Fred Upton announced his retirement earlier this month. He will not seek reelection.
On Sunday Upton went on Meet the Press to trash Republicans on his way out the door.
Republican Rep. Fred Upton says his party is in “troubled waters,” citing the popularity of the likes of Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert pic.twitter.com/IsnfMXgUhD
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 17, 2022
The Daily Mail reported:
Warring factions within the Republican Party could push the GOP into ‘troubled waters’ with less than seven months until the November midterm elections, a retiring lawmaker said on Sunday.
Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) was the fourth House GOP lawmaker to drop his re-election bid out of 10 who voted to impeach Donald Trump for the Capitol riot. Upton announced his retirement earlier this month.
Speaking to NBC News’ Meet the Press on Sunday, the veteran lawmaker suggested the growing influence of far-right voices in Congress was the most significant he’s seen since taking office.
‘Lauren Boebert, and Marjorie Taylor Green, and Paul Gosar, is that a different element than you’ve ever seen before?’ host Chuck Todd asked.
Upton answered, ‘I don’t think we’ve had as many folks in that sort of wing of the party elected as we have before, but I think they’re very popular back at home.’
Pressed on what that meant for the party, the Michigan congressman said, ‘Troubled waters I guess you could say.’
But that same day, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) gave a far sunnier outlook on the GOP’s chances in the midterm elections.