It’s now unanimous as every House Republican in a leadership role has officially endorsed former President Donald Trump for the party’s 2024 nomination.
This feat was accomplished with the recent announcements from House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) and House Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-MN).
The news further solidified Trump’s grip on the top spot on this year’s presidential ticket. His lead over his closest GOP rivals is astronomical, and there is no longer serious debate over whether he can be overtaken in the looming primaries.
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Emmer on Wednesday posted on X, formerly Twitter, that the Republican Party should close ranks behind the “clear frontrunner.” He called for unity to ensure that the nation does not have to endure another White House term by President Joe Biden.
Stating what is obvious to even casual observers, Emmer noted that “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.”
Emmer’s endorsement is even more dramatic given that Trump derailed his efforts to become House Speaker last year. Burying that hatchet put him in agreement with the rest of the House leadership and clearly in the camp of the former president.
The Minnesota Republican released another statement later Wednesday trumpeting the endorsement of Trump by the rest of his state’s Republican House delegation.
His announcement followed by a day the backing of Trump by Scalise.
All the way back in Nov. 2022, House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY) became the first member of the lower chamber to endorse the 45th president. She was soon followed by National Republican Congressional Committee Chair Richard Hudson (R-NC).
Trump’s domination of the 2024 GOP presidential race has only gotten stronger. Rivals jockeying for the number two position are far out of serious contention, and many have fallen by the wayside.
There are even more positive signs as recent polls show the former president pulling ahead of the incumbent for next November’s election. It will not be surprising going forward to see more Republicans throw their weight behind Trump and echo calls for party unity to defeat Biden in 2024.