Good for Rep. Scott DesJarlais. He soundly whipped former Romney aide Grant Starrett, 52 to 43 in the Tennessee 4th District primary.
The campaign was marked by the same attacks DesJarlais endured in 2012 when it emerged that he had previously encouraged his ex-wife and a mistress to have abortions. The mistress was a patient of DesJarlais, who is a doctor.
The ironic part is that DesJarlais was one of Trump’s first supporters in Congress. Yet nowhere did you see The Donald stumping or helping his campaign in any way. In any case, this is a win for the House Freedom Caucus, the best voice conservatives have in Congress–and likely the only voice (apart from certain senators) for the next four years.
Perhaps DesJarlais should meet Speaker Ryan for coffee–they can both celebrate over a strong brew. Because that plus $5 is all endorsing Trump is worth.