In his first public remarks since leaving the White House on Jan. 20, former President Donald Trump – speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Fla. – chastised moderate Republicans who criticized his handling of the Capitol siege and voted in favor of his impeachment in January.
Among the list? Rep. David Valadao.
The Valadao namecheck from the former President prompted the Hanford dairyman’s predecessor, former Rep. TJ Cox (D–Fresno) to go on the attack.
Ouch, tough Sunday @RepDavidValadao, your boy the @formerpresident Donald Trump just called you on national television. Sorry, why do you support him again?— TJ Cox (@TJCoxCongress) February 28, 2021
Andrew Renteria, Valadao’s top spokesman, fired back at Cox.
Standing on principle and paying taxes are our specialties. What’s yours again @TJCoxCongress? #CA21 https://t.co/T4GIFxT8mY— Andrew Renteria (@AndrewRenteria1) February 28, 2021