Boehner throws support behind Republican who backed Trump impeachment

Former Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerBoehner on Afghanistan: 'It's time to pull out the troops' Boehner says he voted for Trump, didn't push back on election claims because he's retired Boehner: Trump's claims of stolen election a 'sad moment in American history' MORE (R-Ohio) is throwing his support behind an Ohio Republican who voted to impeach former President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden administration still seizing land near border despite plans to stop building wall: report Illinois House passes bill that would mandate Asian-American history lessons in schools Overnight Defense: Administration says 'low to moderate confidence' Russia behind Afghanistan troop bounties | 'Low to medium risk' of Russia invading Ukraine in next few weeks | Intelligence leaders face sharp questions during House worldwide threats he 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 GonzalezTrump digs in on attacks against Republican leaders Trump looms large over GOP donor retreat in Florida Trump faces test of power with early endorsements 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.


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 CheneyTrump backs Wyoming GOP chair, citing Cheney censure The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Tax March - CDC in limbo on J&J vax verdict; Rep. Brady retiring Trump mocks Murkowski, Cheney election chances MORE (R-Wyo.) for their impeachment votes.

Former Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanOn The Money: Senate confirms Gensler to lead SEC | Senate GOP to face off over earmarks next week | Top Republican on House tax panel to retire Trump faces test of power with early endorsements Lobbying world MORE (R-Wis.) hosted a fundraiser for Cheney at the beginning of March. 

The Hill has reached out to Boehner for comment.