(DCWatchdog.com) – Donald Trump has come a step closer to clinching the 2024 Republican nomination as he has been endorsed by U.S. Senator Mike Braun, the 11th Senate member to do so.
Braun, the junior U.S. Senator from Indiana, has been a member of Congress since 2019. He is presently running for governor of his state.
In the 2018 election, he flipped the seat of Democrat incumbent Joe Donnelly with then-President Donald Trump’s endorsement.
“Donald Trump is a businessman and outsider. Together, we took on the Washington swamp with a historic victory in the 2018 Indiana Senate race,” Braun told Fox News.
“We installed constitutional conservatives on the Supreme Court who have protected the unborn and our Second Amendment rights, and we disrupted the cozy, self-serving Washington elites who are bankrupting our country,” the Indiana Republican elaborated.
Fox notes that the senator was a major supporter of Trump during the latter’s first impeachment trial in December 2019 – January 2020.
“Donald Trump is the candidate capable of returning us to the America First policies that delivered unmatched prosperity and security for the American people. I give Donald Trump my endorsement for President of the United States,” Braun declared.
He thus joined ten other U.S. senators, four governors, and dozens of House members in endorsing the 45th president of the United States for the 2024 GOP nomination, Breitbart News notes in a report.
The other Senate members who have endorsed Trump are Marsha Blackburn (R-TN); Ted Budd (R-NC); Steve Daines (R-MT), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee; Lindsey Graham (R-SC); Bill Hagerty (R-TN); Markwayne Mullin (R-OK); Sen. Eric Schmitt (R-MO); Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS); Tommy Tuberville (R-AL); J.D. Vance (R-OH).
Braun’s endorsement of Trump came after, on Sunday, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) predicted that the former president would get the nomination while slamming Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis as being “not on the same level.”
“I think he will be the nominee,” McCarthy said of the Fox News program “Sunday Morning Futures” when asked if he thought Trump would win the GOP nomination.
“The thing is, President Trump is stronger today than he was in 2016 or 2020, and there’s a reason why. They saw the policies of what he was able to do with America – putting America first, making our economy stronger,” the Speaker declared.
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— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) September 18, 2023