Fox News reported Trump on Friday endorsed one of his former aides, Max Miller, for Congress in the 2022 race. Miller will attempt to unseat GOP Rep. Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio in the state’s 16th district next fall.
The endorsement came weeks after Gonzalez was one of 10 House Republicans to vote to impeach the former president over his role in the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. Trump previously indicated that he would play an active role on the campaign trail during the midterm elections.
“Max Miller is a wonderful person who did a great job at the White House and will be a fantastic Congressman,” Trump said in a statement through his Save America PAC. “He is a Marine Veteran, a son of Ohio, and a true PATRIOT.”
“Current Rep. Anthony Gonzalez should not be representing the people of the 16th district because he does not represent their interest or their heart,” Trump added. “Max Miller has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”
Miller, 32, served on Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016 before joining the White House. After a stint in the office of presidential personnel, Miller became White House director of advance. He played a key role in Trump’s re-election bid in 2020, coordinating rallies and other campaign events.
Miller recently moved to Ohio’s 16th district ahead of his run for Gonzalez’s seat. Gonzalez was first elected to the House in 2018.
In a statement last January after his vote to impeach Trump, Gonzalez said the then-president “helped organize and incite a mob that attacked the United States Congress in an attempt to prevent us from completing our solemn duties as prescribed by the Constitution.”
This is an excerpt from Fox News.
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