Trump Has Full Backing Of House Republican Leadership

Former President Donald Trump recently garnered the endorsements of all high-ranking House Republicans, further cementing the former president’s chances of becoming the GOP’s presidential nominee in 2024 as he trounces his competitors in polls.

The latest Republicans to endorse Trump were House Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-MN) and House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA), who joined their fellow Republican colleagues in backing the former president.

On X, formerly known as Twitter, Emmer called on the GOP to unite behind the “clear frontrunner,” which he said is Trump, to evict President Joe Biden from the White House, given the president’s disastrous policies for America.

“Democrats have made clear they will use every tool in their arsenal to try and keep Joe Biden and his failed policies in power. We cannot let them. It’s time for Republicans to unite behind our party’s clear frontrunner, which is why I am proud to endorse Donald J. Trump for President,” Emmer said in a statement.

Emmer’s endorsement comes after the former president dealt a blow to the Minnesota congressman’s bid for House speaker following the ouster of former Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) from the speakership.

Shortly after House Republicans elected Emmer as their nominee for speaker, Trump went on Truth Social, where he issued a scathing rebuke of the Minnesota lawmaker, accusing him of being an anti-Trump “RINO” (Republican in name only).

Emmer’s decision to throw his weight behind the former president puts him alongside the remaining members of the House GOP leadership.

Alongside Emmer, Scalise formally endorsed Trump on Jan. 2, 2024, writing on X, “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.”

With the recent endorsements of Scalise and Emmer, Trump officially has the full backing of the House GOP leadership.

In November 2023, House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) announced his support for Trump’s presidential bid.

House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY) was the first top House Republican to endorse the former president, saying in November 2023, “It is time for Republicans to unite around the most popular Republican in America, who has a proven track record of conservative governance.”