Throughout the entirety of the campaign, Barletta was an outspoken supporter of Trump.
During the midterm elections in 2018, Barletta put his allegiance to President Trump on full display. He attempted to unseat the incumbent Democrat Bob Casey in Pennsylvania’s seat in the United States Senate, however he ultimately failed in the attempt.
In spite of Trump’s backing and endorsement, Barletta came up on the losing end of the contest by a significant margin.
Barletta’s announcement is a potentially major development in the race and could be a major signal that many of Trump’s origin backers have now soured on him for good.