Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, is condemning "Trump cancel culture," as the former president targets some congressional Republicans.
"Trump cancel culture needs to end. Strong candidates like @DonJBacon, @RepJohnKatko, and @BrianFitzUSA helped close the gap in Congress by winning Biden/Hillary districts while Trump lost the White House. They deserve our thanks, not attacks from a few fringe whackos," the governor tweeted.
"This kind of purging and silencing of dissent in service to The Dear Leader is what happens in socialist dictatorships and authoritarian regimes—not in America," he wrote.
This kind of purging and silencing of dissent in service to The Dear Leader is what happens in socialist dictatorships and authoritarian regimes\u2014not in America.— Larry Hogan (@Larry Hogan) 1637101306
Hogan claimed that if Trump had not been a hindrance, Republicans would have secured control of both chambers of Congress during the 2020 elections.
"I was proud to support common sense conservatives who won tough races in 2020. Republicans would have taken back the House and won the Senate without Trump and his losing record weighing us down. We need more - not less - of these candidates winning in 2022," Hogan tweeted.
"If we attack candidates who can win, we lose. It appears Trump would rather bring down the Republican Party with him than see the party succeed without him. If we let him, then we deserve the result," he said.
Trump has blasted the GOP lawmakers who helped Democrats pass an infrastructure bill.
"Very sad that the RINOs in the House and Senate gave Biden and Democrats a victory on the 'Non-Infrastructure' Bill ..." Trump said in a statement earlier this month.
GOP Rep. David McKinley of West Virginia was one of the 13 House Republicans who voted in favor of the infrastructure bill. Due to redistricting, McKinley and fellow West Virginia Republican Rep. Alex Mooney, who voted against the infrastructure bill, will compete against each other during the 2022 primary, according to CNN. Trump recently endorsed Mooney.
Trump has indicated that he will endorse Republican candidates who challenge multiple GOP legislators, some of whom include Rep. Don Bacon of Nebraska and Rep. John Katko of New York, two of the three lawmakers Hogan tagged in his tweet.
"Any interest from good and SMART America First Republican Patriots to run primary campaigns against Representatives Tom Rice, John Katko, Don Bacon, Don Young, Fred Upton (challenge accepted), Andrew Garbarino, Peter Meijer (challenge accepted), David McKinley (challenge accepted), Nancy Mace, Jaime Herrera Beutler (challenge accepted) and Chris Smith? You will have my backing!" Trump said in a statement.
Greene tweeted that the lawmakers had "handed over their voting cards to Nancy Pelosi to pass Joe Biden's Communist takeover of America via so-called infrastructure."
"I can't believe Republicans just gave the Democrats their socialism bill," Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida tweeted.