Boehner throws support behind Republican who backed Trump impeachment

Former Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerFeehery: The next Republican wave is coming Rift widens between business groups and House GOP Juan Williams: Pelosi shows her power MORE (R-Ohio) is throwing his support behind an Ohio Republican who voted to impeach former President TrumpDonald TrumpMan sentenced to nearly four years for running scam Trump, Biden PACs Meadows says Trump's blood oxygen level was dangerously low when he had COVID-19 Trump endorses David Perdue in Georgia's governor race MORE, according to an invitation obtained by Politico

“Former House Speaker John Boehner is slated to be the special guest at a Monday afternoon Zoom fundraiser for Rep. Anthony GonzalezAnthony GonzalezPowell, Yellen say they underestimated inflation and supply snarls Texas Democrat Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson announces retirement at end of term The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - Will Biden's big bill pass the House this week? MORE (R-Ohio),” the invitation for the fundraiser reportedly reads. 

Boehner’s backing of Gonzalez puts him in direct confrontation with Trump, who is supporting Gonzalez’s primary opponent, Max Miller. Trump recently hosted a fundraiser for Miller at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida.

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Trump has vowed to back primary opponents of any Republican who voted to impeach him. Gonzalez was one of 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump in the House. A number of Trump's critics in the GOP are already facing primary challenges.

The conservative Club for Growth recently said it will be targeting Gonzalez and Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyWe must learn from the Afghanistan experience — starting with the withdrawal Kevin McCarthy is hostage to the GOP's 'exotic wing' Jan. 6 panel faces new test as first witness pleads the Fifth MORE (R-Wyo.) for their impeachment votes.

Former Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanFormer Sen. Bob Dole dies at 98 No time for the timid: The dual threats of progressives and Trump Juan Williams: Pelosi shows her power MORE (R-Wis.) hosted a fundraiser for Cheney at the beginning of March. 

The Hill has reached out to Boehner for comment.