Max Miller is just one of the many former Trump aides who has now been subpoenaed by the House Select Committee investigating the Capitol insurrection. While he’s in the minority of those willing to participate, his reply to the Committee’s letter contained a not-so-veiled threat to “disband” the panel should he win his Trump-endorsed Congressional run in 2022.
Miller tweeted that he will “accept service of this subpoena, but I will defend my rights — just as I will defend the rights of my constituents when elected. Upon taking office, I will make sure one of my first votes is to disband this partisan committee that has weaponized its powers against innocent Americans,” he added. “Ohioans are tired of watching D.C.’s witch hunts and political theater while the country burns. Sadly, it’s the only card the Democrats can play, because their policies are destroying our nation.”
The Trump-endorsed Miller is running for the Ohio seat being vacated by GOP Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, who recently announced his retirement after voting to impeach Trump for inciting the insurrection.
Upon taking office, I will make sure one of my first votes is to disband this partisan committee that has weaponized its powers against innocent Americans. Ohioans are tired of watching D.C.’s witch hunts and political theater while the country burns.
— Max Miller (@MaxMillerOH) December 9, 2021
Like many of Trump’s picks, Miller has a dubious past. He recently sued his ex-girlfriend, former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham, after she accused him of domestic abuse in her new book. Politico reported in July that Miller and Grisham’s 18-month relationship ended after he “pushed her against a wall and slapped her in the face in his Washington apartment after she accused him of cheating on her.” Miller also has a criminal record that includes speeding, underage drinking, and disorderly conduct.
JUST IN: The Jan. 6 committee issues six more subpoenas, demanding records & testimony from individuals involved in the organization/planning of rallies on January 5th & 6th.
Includes Max Miller, a former senior Trump aide & current Trump-backed Ohio congressional candidate. pic.twitter.com/78F9YBDCLn
— Zachary Cohen (@ZcohenCNN) December 10, 2021
According to Cleveland.com, Miller’s campaign “did not respond to inquiries on how he’ll respond to the subpoena and whether he had any role in the January 6th rally in Washington whose participants eventually breached the U.S. Capitol.”
BREAKING: The Committee subpoenas individuals involved in the planning of January 5th and 6th rallies, including individuals who worked directly with the former President:
• Bryan Lewis
• Ed Martin
• Kimberly Fletcher
• Robert “Bobby” Peede, Jr.
• Max Miller
• Brian Jack
— January 6th Committee (@January6thCmte) December 10, 2021