Senator John Cornyn of Texas announced his endorsement of former President Donald Trump on Tuesday following Trump’s victory in the New Hampshire primary. In his statement, Cornyn emphasized the need for Republican unity to defeat President Biden and cited concerns about the Biden administration’s domestic and foreign policies.
Cornyn stated, “I have seen enough. To beat Biden, Republicans need to unite around a single candidate, and it’s clear that President Trump is Republican voters’ choice.” He pointed to what he sees as the failures of the Biden administration, particularly mentioning the “Biden Border Crisis” and record-high inflation.
According to Cornyn, these issues, along with what he perceives as failed foreign policies, have made the world a more dangerous place and need to be addressed.
Highlighting the achievements during Trump’s first term, Cornyn expressed pride in the confirmation of 234 federal judges, including three Supreme Court justices, the passage of historic tax reform through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the promotion of energy potential, and the establishment of what he called the best economy for all Americans in his lifetime.
Cornyn affirmed his commitment to working towards the election of a Republican Senate majority and the re-election of President Trump in 2024. His endorsement places him among a growing number of Republican Senators who have publicly supported Trump.
Some of the Senators who have previously endorsed Trump include Katie Britt, Tommy Tuberville, Marco Rubio, Rick Scott, Mike Crapo, Ted Cruz, and others.
The trend of Republican Senators endorsing Trump reflects a broader sentiment within the party, where Trump continues to wield considerable influence. The endorsements signal a consolidation of support behind Trump as the potential Republican nominee for the 2024 presidential election.
Cornyn’s endorsement is part of this larger pattern as prominent Republicans align themselves with the former president, emphasizing the importance of party unity heading into the next electoral cycle.