Former President Donald Trump has taken his first swipe at one of many Republican dissidents who voted to question him.
Trump issued a heat endorsement Friday for Max Miller, 32, a former White Home aide and marketing campaign official who plans to main two-term GOP Rep. Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio. Gonzalez was one in every of 10 GOP representatives who joined the Democrats’ second impeachment effort in January.
“Present Rep. Anthony Gonzalez shouldn’t be representing the folks of the sixteenth district as a result of he doesn’t symbolize their curiosity or their coronary heart,” Trump wrote in an e mail blast to followers.
The assertion made good on Trump’s Feb. 16 menace to focus on congressional Republicans who’ve crossed him — an effort that might solidify his maintain on the occasion, even after he misplaced the presidency.
“We wish good, sturdy, considerate, and compassionate management,” Trump wrote in that scathing assault on Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell and different GOP contrarians.
The Miller endorsement got here within the run-up to Trump’s Sunday speech on the Conservative Political Motion Convention in Orlando, Fla., the place he’s anticipated to affirm his dominance over the Republican devoted