House Freedom Caucus chair endorses Trump after DeSantis drops 2024 bid

House Freedom Caucus Chair Bob Good (R-Va.) formally endorsed former President Trump’s campaign for president in 2024, just minutes after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) ended his presidential bid.

“It is my privilege to provide my complete and total endorsement for Donald J. Trump as the 47th President of the United States. President Trump was the greatest President of my lifetime, and we need him to reinstate the policies that were working so well for America,” Good wrote in a post on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.

Good’s endorsement comes just after DeSantis announced he was withdrawing from the presidential race. Good had initially endorsed DeSantis — a decision that initially drew anger from some high-profile figures in the conference.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), who was ousted from the Freedom Caucus, recently railed against Good, calling him a “disloyal MAGA traitor” and saying, “President Trump is going to win in 24, and he needs loyal America First warriors NOT Congressmen on a power trip who will stab him in the back.”

Good said in his endorsement that he would do whatever he could to get Trump elected and encouraged others to do the same.

“I am committed to doing everything I can to help ensure he is reelected President,” Good said.

“I call on all Republicans, independents, and Democrats who love America and are concerned about her current direction, to join me in supporting Donald J. Trump!”

DeSantis’s withdrawal sets up an essentially two-person race for the GOP nomination between former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and Trump.

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