Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) has stated that he will not run for re-election in 2022 due to the influence of former President Donald Trump on the Republican Party.
Gonzales is one of the ten Republicans who voted to impeach Trump, and the former president supported Gonzales’ primary elections. Max Mirror, As retaliation. Trump and Gonzales were on Air Force One together, but at a June rally, Trump called Ohio General Assembly “sold out” and “fake Republicans.”
“The current state of our politics, especially many of the toxic dynamics within our party, is an important factor in my decision,” Gonzales wrote on Twitter Thursday. He lamented “the chaotic political environment that is currently infecting our country,” but his supporters say he wanted it to be “temporary.” rice field.
Talk to New York TimesGonzales calls Trump “national cancer” and “I don’t think he can ever be president again. Most of my political energy is spent working on that exact goal.”
He called the January 6 parliamentary riot a “sandy moment” and urged a vote to impeach Trump.
Republicans of Ohio served in the House of Representatives for two terms. He also quoted his concerns about his two young children and his desire to spend more time with them in his choice not to run.
“It’s clear that the best way for our family is not to seek reelection next fall,” he writes.
Without Gonzales running, Miller, a former Trump campaign staff member approved by the former president, avoids formidable enemies in his bid to become a Republican candidate in his district. Miller has a long criminal record that includes chaotic behavior, assault, resistance to arrest, and vandalism. He once dated former White House spokesman Stephanie Grisham, but it was reported that their relationship suddenly ended when Miller pushed her against the wall of the apartment and slammed her into the face for accusing her of unfaithfulness. There is. Politico.. Miller denied the assault and said his wrap sheet did not reflect who he is today.
Gonzales said: “This is the direction for the next two years, and in some cases four years, and we plan to make Trump the center of funding and political support. It’s not something I’m involved in.”
Ohio Republicans were the rising stars of the GOP before voting for the impeachment of Trump. He is a wide receiver at Ohio State University and was selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. He later earned an MBA from Stanford and won a seat in the district’s parliament on his first attempt.
He said Times He believed he could beat Miller, but it was expensive.
“You can repel your ass and win this, but are you really happy? And the answer is probably not,” he said.