“He’s not, in my opinion, mentally stable,” Hogan said Wednesday on WGMD radio, based on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. “He wanted to hang my friend, Mike Pence, and took three busloads of people to the Capitol.”
Cox, a Republican delegate from Frederick, handily defeated Hogan-endorsed candidate Kelly Schulz last month in a primary largely viewed as a proxy war between Hogan, who has presidential ambitions, and former president Donald Trump, who endorsed Cox.
In January 2021, Cox tweeted that he was organizing buses to the “Stop the Steal” rally on Jan. 6. During the insurrection, he tweeted that Vice President Mike Pence was “a traitor,” though he later apologized for his language while facing a legislative ethics inquiry.