In what seems like a malicious move, former US President Donald Trump has signalled he will seek revenge on fellow Republicans has endorsed an ex-aide against a fellow Republican congressman who voted to impeach him last month
Trump has issued his “complete and total” support behind Max Miller, a 2020 deputy campaign manager and White House advisor challenging Representative Anthony Gonzalez, one of 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump after the deadly January 6 riot at the US Capitol.
“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.
“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.
Trump’s endorsement is believed to be the first he has offered to a challenger of one of the Republicans who voted to impeach him.
“I will never back down and will never betray my constituents,” Miller, 32, said in a tweet highlighting Trump’s endorsement.
Trump was impeached on January 13 but the Senate subsequently voted to acquit him.
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