GOP Senators Silence On Trump Endorsement Speaks Volumes

( – Former President Trump has received 2024 primary endorsements from scores of members of the House of Representatives in recent months. Members of the upper chamber have been less urgent in announcing their endorsements, with only 13 United States Senators publicly on board with Trump 2024.

Missouri Republican Senator Josh Hawley has ardently supported President Trump since he was elected to the Senate in 2018. Although he has not officially offered his endorsement of Trump, he believes the primary is not “a real contest.” Hawley also said that he would “absolutely support him against the current president.” Hawley is up for reelection in 2024, but his seat is likely safe in the deep red state of Missouri.

Several other Senators believe there is no reason to offer their endorsement because Trump is so far ahead in the polls. He is leading all other candidates by 50 to 60 percentage points in nearly every poll conducted in recent weeks. Florida Senator Marco Rubio said he would support Trump if he won the primary election, but said that his endorsement would not change the level of support that Trump has already received.

Wisconsin Republican Senator Ron Johnson’s support of Trump has never wavered, but he made clear that he does not offer endorsements for primary elections. Johnson was unsure that he would run for reelection in 2022 but ultimately decided to run for a third term with encouragement from Trump. He was reelected despite millions of dollars spent against him by Democrats.

Trump has received the endorsement of Montana Senator Steve Daines, Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, Florida Senator Rick Scott, Missouri Senator Eric Schmitt, Indiana Senator Mike Braun, North Carolina Senator Tedd Budd, Tennessee Senator Bill Hagerty, Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, Oklahoma Senator Markwayne Mullin, Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville, Ohio Senator J.D. Vance, and Kansas Senator Roger Marshall. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley said that he would not make an endorsement before the Iowa Caucuses begin in January, but he has stood up for Trump on many occasions on the Senate floor and at political rallies.

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