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Steve Scalise Endorses Trump for President

Tuesday, House No. 2 Republican and House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.) endorsed former President Trump for the 2024 presidential nomination.

“I am proud to endorse Donald Trump for president in 2024, and I look forward to working with President Trump and a Republican House and Senate to fight for those families who are struggling under the weight of Biden’s failed policies,” Scalise said in a statement posted to the X platform.

Scalise, in a statement cited by Fox News, emphasized economic metrics and migration concerns at the southern border throughout the first term of President Trump.

“The economy was strong and interest rates were low — grocery costs were affordable, and families could afford to buy a house and provide for their children. The border was secure and crime was down. America had secure energy policies, keeping gas and utility prices low.” Scalise said.

Scalise’s endorsement arrives two weeks prior to the Iowa Republican Caucuses, the initial presidential contest that Trump has seized control of in the GOP primary race.

In endorsing the former president, he concurs with fellow House Republican leaders, including House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) and Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.).

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