(TargetLiberty.org) – On Sunday, CNN host Dana Bash asked Senator Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, about why he chose to endorse former President Donald Trump for the 2024 GOP primary, instead of endorsing one of the two Republicans from his home state.
Trump, who has already served one term in the White House, between 2017 and 2021, announced that he would be seeking a second term in the White House last November. However, some Republicans believe that the party needs to move on from him, especially following the GOP’s lackluster results during the 2022 midterm elections, and the legal woes that are plaguing the former President. Despite all of this Trump is currently the frontrunner in the recent polls of hypothetical 2024 GOP matches.
Graham, who had lost to Trump in the 2016 Republican presidential primary, has now endorsed the former President despite two different candidates emerging from his own state. Senator Tim Scott has announced an exploratory committee to help him make a decision on whether or not he should make a presidential bid, while former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley joined the presidential race in February. Both are currently viewed as longshots as Trump is in the lead in the polls.
When asked about his choice to not endorse Scott or Haley, Graham praised both of these candidates and claimed that the reason he did not endorse them has nothing to do with him finding “fault in” them, and everything to do with his belief that Trump is going “to get things done.”
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