In the wake of former President Donald Trump’s notable victory in the New Hampshire Republican primary, key figures within the party have rallied behind him, calling for unity. Trump defeated the former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley in the primary, prompting endorsements from multiple Senators.
Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) have voiced their support for Trump, asserting that a united Republican front behind the former President is necessary to prevent a second term for President Joe Biden. Senator Cornyn took to social media to express his views, stating, “To beat Biden, Republicans need to unite around a single candidate, and it’s clear that President Trump is Republican voters’ choice.”
He further criticized Biden’s domestic and foreign policies, suggesting that they have led to crises at home and abroad and must be stopped. Senator Fischer echoed these sentiments in her endorsement announcement.
Trump’s recent victory marks him as the first non-incumbent to win both Iowa and New Hampshire in over four decades, highlighting his continued influence within the party. However, despite Haley’s defeat, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, a Haley supporter, remains optimistic about her prospects, stating on social media that the Granite State voters have invigorated her campaign as she heads towards her home state of South Carolina for the next primary on February 24.
Meanwhile, Rep. Rich McCormick (R-Ga.), who initially supported Mr. DeSantis before his campaign was suspended, has also expressed his support for Trump. In a statement, he asserted that the American people clearly want Trump to serve as President again, following his victory in New Hampshire.
McCormick called on conservatives nationwide to support Trump, stating, “With your help, we can deliver a resounding victory at the ballot box this November. Together, we can revive freedom and save America!”
This call to unite behind Trump reflects the party’s strategy to consolidate support to increase their chances of reclaiming the presidency in the 2024 election.