Steve Scalise, chairman of the House Republican Conference, joined a growing number of Republican party heavy hitters in endorsing former president Donald Trump for president on Tuesday.
The declaration by Scalise is made just two weeks before the Republican presidential primary caucuses in Iowa begin. With the exception of House majority whip Tom Emmer, every single Republican leader in the House has now publicly endorsed Trump.
Scalise declared on X, the former Twitter, that he was happy to back Donald Trump for president in 2024 and that he would “fight for those families who are struggling under the weight of Biden’s failed policies” alongside Trump and a Republican House and Senate.
On his social media website Truth Social, Trump expressed his gratitude to Scalise and described it as a “great honour” to receive his endorsement. “Rest assured, I will not fail you or our nation!” It was written by Trump.
In the most recent edition to the HEADLINESFOREVER Poll of Polls, the former president maintains a lead of approximately 40 percentage points in countrywide polls for the Republican presidential primary field. He is followed by his main opponents, Ron DeSantis of Florida and Nikki Haley of South Carolina.
Despite being the subject of 91 accusations in four distinct cases, Trump has taken a commanding lead in numerous criminal trials. He has been trying to fulfil both his legal responsibilities as a defendant and his campaigning in places that allow early voting. Nothing has changed since Trump entered his not guilty plea.