FIRST ON FOX: Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kans., endorsed former President Trump within the 2024 presidential race on Monday, calling for an finish to the “political primary charade.”
Marshall, an ally of Trump for the reason that former president’s one time period in workplace, stated he’s endorsing Trump to bolster the priorities of farmers, restore border safety and slash inflation charges brought on by the Biden administration.
“Since the day Joe Biden stepped foot in the Oval Office, this White House declared war on American agriculture and American energy independence in pursuit of their Green New Deal agenda and electric vehicle mandates,” Marshall stated in an announcement to Fox News Digital.
“Joe Biden declared war on American sovereignty by opening our borders, ceding control to the cartels, allowing nearly 10 million illegal aliens into our country, and permitting lethal fentanyl to pour into our communities,” he continued.
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Marshall blamed Biden’s “absent leadership” and stated he deserted the nation’s “Christian values and undermined our constitutional rights.”
“Our farmers and ranchers feed the world, and Kansans deserve a President who understands that, and a leader who values the energy Americans produce. That is why I’m endorsing President Donald Trump. While others may try to imitate him, only President Trump will put our country back on track on day one,” he stated.
“Along with the onslaught of strangling regulations, Joe Biden declared war on our economy by unleashing a level of federal spending never seen in modern history, causing the highest inflation and interest rates that we’ve seen in decades,” he stated.
He added, “It’s time for the GOP to unite behind President Trump. Let’s end the political primary charade and focus on retiring Joe Biden.”
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Marshall was a vocal critic in opposition to the Democrat-led impeachment listening to in 2021 following the Jan. 6 Capitol riots and voted to acquit Trump in February. At the time, he stated “both sides of the aisle are guilty of heated rhetoric,” relating to Jan. 6.
“But, equally guilty are the House Managers and the Democrats for their hypocrisy, and President Trump’s defense team painted that picture clearly,” he stated in February 2021.
The senator additionally supported Trump’s efforts to tighten election integrity after the contested 2020 common election.
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Marshall joins a gaggle of a dozen Republicans within the higher chamber who’ve already endorsed Trump.
Meanwhile, Trump has the assist of almost 80 Republicans within the House. On Sunday, Trump additionally obtained the backing of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
Trump leads the GOP nomination race with the backing of a document 62% of Republican main voters in a brand new Fox News survey revealed final week. That interprets to a roughly 50-point hole between Trump and Ron DeSantis (14%), and Nikki Haley (11%). Vivek Ramaswamy (7%), Chris Christie (3%), and Asa Hutchinson (1%) path even additional.