Donald Trump just got the one piece of news that left him grinning from ear to ear
Donald Trump is still the leader of the Republican Party.
A Never Trumper tried to challenge him.
And Donald Trump just got the one piece of news that left him grinning from ear to ear.
Ohio Congressman Anthony Gonzalez voted to impeach Donald Trump after following Nancy Pelosi’s lead that Trump allegedly incited the riot on January 6.
Gonzalez’s standing in the GOP eroded immediately and one former Trump aide, Max Miller, launched a primary challenge.
Donald Trump quickly endorsed Miller and polls quickly showed Miller leading Gonzalez.
Faced with a daunting primary challenge that he could lose, Gonzalez announced his retirement, using the old trope that he wanted to spend more time with his family as his excuse.
See my full statement below regarding my decision not to seek re-election. pic.twitter.com/vsggxjD1FI
— Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (@RepAGonzalez) September 17, 2021
Trump released a statement gloating over running Gonzalez out of Congress.
RINO Congressman Anthony Gonzalez, who has poorly represented his district in the Great State of Ohio, has decided to quit after enduring a tremendous loss of popularity, of which he had little, since his ill-informed and otherwise very stupid impeachment vote against the sitting President of the United States, me. This is no loss for Ohio or our Country and, most importantly, we have a great candidate who was substantially leading Gonzalez in the polls, Max Miller, who I have given my Complete and Total Endorsement.
Gonzalez later told The New York Times he would devote all his energy to stopping Donald Trump from winning the 2024 GOP nomination.
But given that Gonzalez likely could not attract enough support to win his Congressional seat, it’s not clear that is a very potent threat.