Trump picks up key endorsements from Senate Republicans

by mcardinal

Willie R. Tubbs, FISM News

Add two more names to the list of Republicans who have already declared their loyalty in the 2024 Republican primary. 

This week, Tennessee Senators Marsha Blackburn and Bill Haggery both endorsed former President Donald Trump who, based on fundraising and polling, remains a heavy favorite to win the Republican nomination. 

“Under President Trump, our economy was booming, gas prices were low, and inflation was under control,” Blackburn tweeted on her campaign account. “Our border was secure, our adversaries feared us, & our military was strong. I am proud to endorse Donald Trump for President and can’t wait until he’s back in the White House.”

Blackburn and Haggerty both took the opportunity to use their endorsement announcements to simultaneously praise Trump and blast current President Joe Biden.

“President Trump stood up against Communist China, brought an end to Obama’s failed approach of ‘leading from behind,’ and revived our military and law enforcement as they witnessed support from their Commander-in-Chief that had been lacking—and has now gone missing again after two years of Joe Biden’s presidency,” Haggerty wrote in a lengthy thread. “The mandate for a strong America has never been clearer, and I look forward to working again with President Trump to help our great nation find its way back from the precipice to the exceptional role we can and must play as a nation.”

In a statement on her campaign website, Blackburn took the Biden criticism to another level, accusing the current president of creating a “socialist totalitarian agenda.”

“Since taking office, President Biden created a recession, caused inflation to hit a 40-year high, destroyed American energy independence, created the worst border crisis in American history, allowed criminals to run rampant, and turned Afghanistan over to the Taliban,” Blackburn said. 

Tuesday, Trump announced that both Blackburn and Haggerty had been named to his Tennessee leadership team. 

The week has proven fruitful for Trump on the endorsement front. On Tuesday, a pair of Florida congressmen, Reps. John Rutherford and Greg Steube, announced they were throwing their support behind the former president as well.  

As of this writing, the field of Republican presidential candidates consists of Trump, former ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, conservative CEO Vivek Ramaswamy, and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson.