(USA Features) Former President Donald Trump will campaign next week on behalf of a Republican primary challenger to Ohio GOP Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, who voted to impeach him earlier this year following the Jan. 6 Capitol protest.
The former president will make the keynote address at an event for Max Miller, a former Trump administration official, on June 26 in Cleveland.
Miller announced he would run against the incumbent Gonzales earlier this year; Trump officially endorsed him in February.
“Max Miller is a wonderful person who did a great job at the White House and will be a fantastic congressman,” Trump said in the statement.
“He is a Marine veteran, a son of Ohio, and a true PATRIOT,” the former president added.
Gonzalez is one of 10 congressional Republicans who voted to impeach Trump on the charge that he incited a riot at the Capitol earlier this year. Trump has vowed to back all primary challengers to those 10 Republican incumbents.
On Tuesday, Fox News host Tucker Carlson, citing federal charging documents, suggested that operatives working on behalf of government intelligence and law enforcement agencies may have helped plot and instigate the riot.
“‘Person Two’ and ‘Person Three’ were organizers of the riot,” Carlson said, quoting the documents. :The government knows who they are, but the government has not charged them.
“Why is that? You know why. They were almost certainly working for the FBI. So FBI operatives were organizing the attack on the Capitol on January 6, according to government documents. And those two are not alone,” he added.