President Donald Trump has received his biggest endorsement so far for a potential 2024 run at another term in the White House. House Republican Conference chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY) has officially declared Trump the leader of the GOP and said that she is “proud to endorse” him for the Republican presidential nomination in two years.
Stefanik added that under the Trump administration, “America was strong at home and abroad, our economy was red hot, our border was secure, our neighborhoods were safe, our law enforcement was respected, and our enemies feared us.”
Full text of Elise Stefanik’s endorsement of Trump, which first appeared in a NYT story about GOP criticisms as part of his defense. She is the top member to endorse him so far, I believe: pic.twitter.com/OSQ2dNSRCQ
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She called on Republicans to unite around Trump’s “proven track record of conservative governance.”
During his Monday rally just before Election Day, Trump said he will be making “a very big announcement” on November 15 from his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida.
Stefanik was named as the new chair of the House Republican Conference last year after the party removed Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) from the leadership position. Cheney was ousted after voting to impeach President Trump and has since gone on to be defeated by nearly 30 percentage points in the Wyoming Republican primary election earlier this year.
Stefanik has announced that she plans to seek renomination to the GOP leadership position when the new Congress is seated in January.
Virginia Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears (R) said during an interview on Thursday that she will not support Trump for president if he runs again as expected.
After an underwhelming performance in the midterm elections, Republicans would be well advised to seek unity as a party if they plan on regaining the White House in two years.