In line with the advice House officials gave to all members, Mr Gonzalez gave a security consultant a tour of his home to make sure it was well protected.
“This is a reflection of the direction of our policy after January. 6 ″, he said.
Neither Mr. Trump nor any of his intermediaries have sought to push him out of the race, Mr. Gonzalez said.
Asked about the inevitable blackmail of Mr. Trump on his exit from the primary, Mr. Gonzalez sacked the former president.
“I don’t care what he says or thinks since January 6, outside when he continues to lie about the elections, which is a problem for me,” he said.
What clearly bothers him, however, are the Republicans who continue to encourage Mr. Trump’s electoral lies, acts of appeasement that he said were morally wrong and politically reckless after the party lost both houses. of Congress and the White House under the leadership of the former president. .
“We have learned the wrong lesson as a party,” Mr. Gonzalez said, “but beyond that, and more importantly, it is horribly irresponsible and destructive for the country. “