Repost from VA Scope.
Jarome Bell, a Republican congressional candidate from Virginia took the stage at an event with former President Donald Trump Tuesday night.
Bell is seeking the nomination to run against Rep. Elaine Luria (D) this November. While on stage with Trump, Bell referred to his primary opponent state Sen. Jen Kiggans as a “RINO” which stands for “Republican in name only.”
Trump shook Bell’s hand and told him he will “take a look at that.”
Bell politics are to the right of Kiggans in a district that looks poised to flip from blue to red in November. Kiggans worked to strengthen her defenses from the right by taking extra-conservative votes and sponsoring legislation this year aimed at pleasing the election integrity faction of the party.
Kiggans has the support and endorsement of establishment Republicans including Leader Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Elise Stefanik, and more.
Bell on the other hand embraces Trump and calls himself an “American First” candidate. He was removed from Twitter after he called for an audit and execution of 2020 election officials.