Russell Bowers says he would Still Vote for Donald Trump even after Testifying Against him to the Jan. 6th Select House Committee
He also gave praise to potential Republican candidates such as former Vice President Mike Pence as well as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis...
The Republican Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, Russell Bowers, is saying that he would still vote for Donald Trump in a 2024 election bid even though he has already testified to the House Committee that Trump had illegally attempted to overturn the 2020 Presidential Election.
"Any intimation that I have some overriding, some powerful support for Mr. Trump just would be false. I'm looking for a good candidate. And I hope we can certainly provide one, otherwise, it's just going to be a hard thing.
I think much of what he has done has been tyrannical, especially of late. I think that there are elements of tyranny that anybody can practice on any given day, and I feel like I've seen a lot of it, a lot of bullying and name calling."
Russell Bowers said.
Alongside Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and Gabriel Sterling, Russell Bowers testified in a public hearing to the House Committee investigating the January 6th Capitol Riots. Russell Bowers recounted endless months of harassment from Trump supporters at his home after intense pressures to overturn the Arizona election outcome.
"We have various groups come by and they have had video panel trucks with videos of me, proclaiming me to be a pedophile and a pervert and a corrupt politician."
Bowers said told the committee.
Before his hearing, however, Bowers told the AP that he would still vote for Trump in 2024. He has since attempted to clarify the remarks made by saying he is not inclined to support Trump but he also says he has been “boxed” by the question.
He also added, "DeSantis has some of the Trumpian personas, but he's got some character. Mr. Pence. My family is very solidly impressed with Mr. Pence. Pence, DeSantis — that level of the person, I think, would be awesome as a candidate.”
"At the same time, as I've said — hey, the regulatory environment that he turned over to other people went fantastic. The EPA was streamlined and more functional and did a better job than the Abraham Accords in the Middle East — any one of those. Others haven't accomplished as much."
Russell Bowers said as he offered praise to Donald Trump.
But Bowers also offered some praise for the former president in his interview with Insider, capturing the complexity of his views about Trump.