Former President Trump’s decisive victory within the New Hampshire major this week spurred a number of new endorsements from lawmakers on Capitol Hill who’ve thus far been silent on the race.
Among essentially the most notable pivots was House Freedom Caucus Chair Bob Good, R-Va., who endorsed Trump over the weekend minutes after his most popular candidate, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, dropped out of the race.
As of Thursday afternoon, Trump has greater than 120 House Republican endorsements – nearly all of the House GOP Conference and much outpacing former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley’s one backer.
Fox News Digital took a take a look at among the senior House Republicans who’ve but to weigh in regardless of mounting calls to unify behind the previous president.
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House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer, R-Ky.
Comer has not weighed in on the 2024 presidential major publicly thus far. It’s value noting his fingers have been full on Capitol Hill main an impeachment inquiry into Trump’s rival, President Biden.
Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Ways and Means Chair Jason Smith, R-Mo., who’re additionally main the inquiry, have each endorsed Trump.
Fox News Digital reached out to Comer’s workplace however didn’t instantly hear again.
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Problem Solvers Caucus co-Chair Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa.
Fitzpatrick, a extra reasonable member from a Pennsylvania swing district, additionally hasn’t picked a aspect within the 2024 major.
When Trump was indicted in June over his dealing with of labeled paperwork, Fitzpatrick was one of many few Republicans who didn’t rush to his protection. The former FBI agent urged individuals to respect the authorized course of and never rush to judgment.
“No one is above the law or beyond prosecution,” he stated. “No one should be targeted for prosecution merely because of their status, position or affiliation.”
Fitzpatrick’s marketing campaign didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash.
McMorris Rodgers is seen as one in all House Speaker Mike Johnson’s closest allies on Capitol Hill, however in contrast to Johnson, R-La., she has but to weigh in on the 2024 presidential major race. Johnson endorsed Trump late final 12 months.
In December 2019, she was named a state honorary co-chair for Trump’s reelection bid, based on the Spokesman-Review newspaper.
She made clear there was a ways between them after the 2021 U.S. Capitol riot, reportedly telling constituents in August 2023 that efforts to overturn Trump’s 2020 loss that day have been “un-American.”
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But she reportedly stated, “I also believe that Donald Trump, or any American, deserves due process.”
Fox News Digital reached out to McMorris Rodgers’ marketing campaign for remark.
Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas
Roy went into the 2024 presidential major cycle as one in all Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ most enthusiastic supporters. But in contrast to Freedom Caucus Chair Good, Roy has not stepped behind Trump thus far within the two-candidate race.
Trump threatened to recruit a major challenger in opposition to Roy, who’s well-liked in his district and operating unopposed, for his assist of Trump’s former rival.
Roy stated on CNN in late December, “I was just at multiple events with Ron DeSantis, where he’s shaking their hands and looking them in the eye while Donald Trump hangs out in his basement in Florida, afraid to actually debate.”
He stated on “Fox Across America” on Thursday that Trump is “likely going to be the nominee” and known as on him to “stand up in defense of the hardworking American family getting steamrolled by corporate America and by Republicans too weak-kneed to fight for them.”
Roy’s workplace pointed to his earlier feedback when reached by Fox News Digital on Thursday afternoon.
GOP Conference Vice Chair Blake Moore, R-Utah
Moore stepped into House management after a crowded race for a place left by Johnson when he took the gavel in October.
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He’s hardly ever spoken out about Republican Party politics within the 2024 presidential major, preferring to maintain election discussions centered on the House of Representatives.
With his latest management function, Moore can be the highest-ranking House Republican to have voted in favor of a Sept. 11-style bipartisan fee to research the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Fox News Digital tried to contact his marketing campaign however didn’t instantly hear again.
Fox News Digital additionally reached out to the Trump marketing campaign for remark.