No. 2 Republican in Senate Endorses Trump for President After South Carolina Win – EVOL

Sen. John Thune of South Dakota publicly endorsed the former president on Sunday.

The second-highest-ranked Republican in the Senate on Sunday endorsed former President Donald Trump after he secured a GOP primary win in South Carolina, further imperiling rival Republican candidate Nikki Haley’s election chances.

Senate Minority Whip John Thune’s (R-S.C.) told multiple news outlets Sunday that he will back the 45th president. Previously, he endorsed Sen. Tim Scott’s (R-S.C.) campaign before he dropped out several months ago. President Trump recently mentioned that Mr. Scott is on his shortlist of potential vice presidents.

“The primary results in South Carolina make clear that Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for president in this year’s pivotal presidential election. The choice before the American people is crystal clear: It’s Donald Trump or Joe Biden,” Mr. Thune said in a statement.

Mr. Thune then said that he backs President Trump’s “campaign to win the presidency, and I intend to do everything I can to see that he has a Republican majority in the Senate working with him to restore American strength at home and abroad.”

The senator said that Republicans should side with President Trump to “put an end to the disastrous Biden-Schumer agenda,” adding that



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