Trump leads fundraiser for ex-aide, challenges pro-impeachment Republican
Former President Donald Trump will be stumping for one of his former White House aides who has launched a primary challenge to Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-Oh.) over his vote to impeach the outgoing commander-in-chief.
In an invitation to an event next Wednesday received by Punchbowl News, it is revealed that the 45th president will be the lead for the night’s festivities to benefit Max Miller’s Congressional bid.
Miller, 32, joined the Trump administration after working with him in the 2016 presidential campaign. He joined the re-election effort in 2020 as deputy campaign manager under Brad Parscale and Bill Stepien.
Following his announcement that he is willing to run again for election, the former commander-in-chief offered immediate approval.
The invitation for the event which was first received by Punchbowl News Wednesday morning states the former president’s Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Fla., as the location.
It also mentions the admission prices, as $5,800 per person or $11,600 per couple.
Below that is a quote from Trump’s endorsement, which reads, “Max Miller is a wonderful person who did a great job at the White House and will be a fantastic Congressman. He is a Marine veteran, a son of Ohio, and a true PATRIOT.”
He continued saying that the current Rep. Anthony Gonzalez should not be representing the people of the 16th district because he does not represent their interest or their heart.
Gonzalez was one of 10 House Republicans to vote for convicting the then-outgoing president over the Capitol riot earlier this year.
The Ohio lawmaker said that he expects primary challenges over the decision.
Reps for the former president and Miller were not quick to respond to The Post’s request for comment on the dinner.
Miller who is a loyal Trump supporter has argued in tweets since launching his Congressional bid late that “Northeast Ohioans…overwhelmingly voted for the America First agenda,” last month.
“But their Congressman betrayed them when he voted to impeach President Trump,” he continued, adding, “I won’t back down. and I’ll never betray them.”
Gonzalez said that he won’t live his life in fear of primaries when asked about the primary by Cleveland.com. “I didn’t do it for the first two years, and I’m not going to do it for the next two years.”