Sen. Mike Lee Endorses Trump Days Before Iowa Caucus

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) officially endorsed Donald Trump for president during a live appearance on Fox News’ Ingraham Angle, just days before the Iowa caucus scheduled for January 15.

Lee emphasized the historical significance of the choice facing the American people, as they have the opportunity to decide between two presidents. He firmly stated his support for the America First approach and commented, “The American people have a choice to make. Donald Trump has kept his promises. I wholeheartedly endorse Donald Trump in his bid for the presidency in 2024.”

 

In a post on X, the platform formally known as Twitter, Lee wrote, “Whether you like Trump or not, Americans face a binary choice. Biden refuses to enforce our border, prosecutes his opponents, & embraces policies that make life unaffordable for hardworking Americans. I’ll take the mean tweets. I choose Trump.”

The four remaining GOP presidential contenders, Trump, Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley and Vivek Ramaswamy, have been actively campaigning for weeks. Trump has maintained a strong lead in the polls, consistently ahead of the other three candidates by up to 60 points.

DeSantis has consistently held the second position behind former President Donald Trump in the race, but Nikki Haley has recently posed a challenge to his second-place standing. DeSantis, who received Trump’s endorsement during his Florida gubernatorial campaign, has started to create some distance from Trump.

DeSantis and Lee have previously had a strong alliance. Following DeSantis’ debate with California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), Lee praised DeSantis for his performance, stating that he “cleaned the floor” with Newsom. In contrast, Lee described Newsom as “a singularly unlikable guy.”

During the spring of 2023, DeSantis visited Washington, D.C., to hold discussions with fellow Republicans on Capitol Hill. His objective during this visit was to strengthen his support among his colleagues in the nation’s capital. At that time, only two members of the House GOP had endorsed DeSantis, Chip Roy from Texas and Thomas Massie from Kentucky.

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