Trump endorses Vos challenger in Assembly primary

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Former President Donald Trump speaks at an America First Policy Institute agenda summit at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, Tuesday, July 26, 2022.

MADISON, Wis. — Former President Donald Trump endorsed Adam Steen, the Republican hoping to replace Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, in the primary.

Trump had repeatedly pressured Vos to do more to investigate and disparage the results of the 2020 election. In his endorsement of steen, he expressed his frustration at Vos’ inaction.

“Robin Vos consistently blocked efforts at conducting a full cyber forensic audit of the 2020 election,” Trump wrote. “He does not come close to supporting America First policies, and I do not come close to supporting him.”

Vos had repeatedly rejected calls by Trump and other conservatives to overturn Wisconsin’s 2020 election results — something which lawyers have repeatedly said is impossible, including Michael Gableman, who said it was a “practical impossibility” in a memo obtained by the Washington Post.

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Tuesday’s endorsement also comes after Trump had hinted over the weekend that he might endorse Vos’ prospective ouster in posts on Truth Social, the social media site he founded.

Steen has received other endorsements from the conservative wing of the Republican party in recent weeks, including My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell.

“Adam Steen … is a motivated Patriot, dedicated to making Wisconsin Great Again,” Trump wrote. “Adam will bravely serve the people of Wisconsin, and bring with him strength, wisdom, and a new patriotism.”

This sets a bigger stage for next Tuesday’s election, when Tim Michels, endorsed by Trump, and Rebecca Kleefisch, endorsed by Trump’s former Vice President Mike Pence, will square off in the Republican gubernatorial primary.

Pence is set to campaign with Kleefisch in Pewaukee on Wednesday, and Trump will hold a rally for Michels on Friday.