Less than two weeks from the Iowa caucuses, President Trump has secured endorsements from the leading five Republicans in the U.S. House, including some with whom he has had prior disagreements.
On Wednesday morning, House GOP Whip Tom Emmer (R-MN) threw his support behind Trump, aligning with the entire Republican leadership in the House in endorsing the 45th president.
“Democrats have made clear they will use every tool in their arsenal to try and keep Joe Biden and his failed policies in power. We cannot let them. It’s time for Republicans to unite behind our party’s clear frontrunner, which is why I am proud to endorse Donald J. Trump for President,” Emmer announced on X.
President Trump’s support within the House of Representatives has expanded to 90 Republicans, and maintains support from 18 U.S. senators, surpassing his closest rival in endorsements. Notably, Ron DeSantis lost support from nearly all Republican congressmen and Senator Rick Scott (R-FL), while Marco Rubio (R-FL) remains undecided.
In Michigan, where Trump holds an eight-point lead over Joe Biden in the latest poll, he has secured endorsements from all six GOP congressmen in the state.
Emmer’s endorsement came one day after House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) endorsed Trump on Tuesday.
I am proud to endorse Donald Trump for president in 2024, and I look forward to working with President Trump and a Republican House and Senate to fight for those families who are struggling under the weight of Biden’s failed policies.https://t.co/FTmUcORccr— Steve Scalise (@SteveScaliseGOP) January 2, 2024