On Feb. 26, former President Trump endorsed former aide Aide Max Miller to challenge Anthony Gonzalez for his Republican congressional seat. Gonzalez voted to impeach Trump.
Former President Donald Trump has endorsed former aide Aide Max Miller to challenge Anthony Gonzalez for his Republican congressional seat. Gonzalez voted to impeach Trump.
On Friday (Feb. 26), Trump expressed support for Miller’s challenge to Gonzalez’s House seat in Ohio’s 16th District.
Max Miller is a wonderful man who has done a great job in the White House and would make a great congressman,” Trump said in a statement released by the Save America political action committee (PAC). He is a Marine Corps veteran, a son of Ohio, and a true patriot.”
“Incumbent Rep. Anthony Gonzales should not represent the people of the 16th District (of Ohio) because he does not represent their (constituents’) interests or voices. Max Miller has my complete and total endorsement!” the statement said.
Miller previously worked in the White House, where he served as a senior adviser to Trump. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.
Miller tweeted in response to Trump’s endorsement: “When I began my campaign for Congress, I was honored to receive the endorsement of President Donald J. Trump. I will never back down and I will not betray my constituents. Join us and together we will save America.”
A press release from Miller’s campaign reads, “Max grew up in Ohio and watched firsthand the destruction of middle America by politicians who (politicians) abandoned them in favor of cheap, exploitative foreign labor. He (Marks) watched as the government allowed large corporations to sell addictive drugs to people in distress who didn’t need (addictive drugs) or didn’t know the risks (of these drugs).”
“Marks also shares the frustration of Northeast Ohioans because instead of doing a good job for the people, Congress spends its Time on political games that promote moral signaling (meaning releasing moral signals to show they are on the side of morality with certain statements).
“The people want strong, steel leaders who (leaders) can stand up to anyone who takes advantage of them (the people), whether it’s foreign adversaries, domestic profit-seekers or anti-American thinkers. Max is running for Congress to support Northeast Ohioans and to represent their interests in Washington (meaning the federal government). Max Miller, unyielding and outspoken, will be their winner.”
Shortly after Miller announced his challenge to Gonzales late Friday, Trump issued a statement expressing his support.
“I’m running for Congress to support Northeast Ohioans who overwhelmingly favor the ‘America First’ agenda.” Miller tweeted, “But when he (Gonzales) voted to impeach President Trump, their (voters) members of Congress betrayed them. I will not back down and I will never betray them (voters). Join me.” Miller wrote.
Gonzales, who currently represents Ohio’s 16th District, was one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump.
On Thursday, Trump announced his support for Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran (R) to seek re-election. Moran voted to acquit Trump in his Senate impeachment trial earlier this month. In a Feb. 13 statement, he wrote, “I voted to acquit former President Trump due to his absence from office.”
But Moran had criticized Trump for continuing to allege widespread election fraud in the 2020 election on Jan. 6.
“Senator Jerry Moran is doing amazing work for the outstanding people of Kansas. Jerry is competent in the areas of the military, veterinary Medicine, the border and our Second Amendment, and he has my complete and total support in his 2022 re-election campaign!” Trump said in a statement released through the Save America political action committee.