Republican Rep. Ralph Norman of South Carolina, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, endorsed Nikki Haley’s run for president in 2024.
He announced his support for the former South Carolina governor Wednesday, citing a need for a new generation and fresh leadership. Norman, an ally of former President Donald Trump and one of the GOP members who initially resisted Kevin McCarthy’s speakership, is endorsing Haley instead.
“We are at a pivotal point in our nation. While the Republican candidates, values, and messages have done very well here in South Carolina, that hasn’t been the case everywhere across our great nation,” Norman said in a tweet.
This is probably no surprise for many of you. I’m thrilled to be in Charleston this morning to throw my support behind Nikki Haley for President in 2024!(1/3)https://t.co/3T8afcDZko
— Ralph Norman (@RalphNorman) February 15, 2023
Republican Rep. Harriet Hageman of Wyoming also announced her endorsement of former President Donald Trump for the 2024 GOP primaries. Trump endorsed Hageman to beat Liz Cheney in 2022, so she vowed to support him next year.
“I believe that Donald Trump was one of the best presidents of my lifetime,” Hageman told Breitbart.
President Trump stood with me for my election in 2022, and I am proud to stand with him in 2024. pic.twitter.com/aYSzkOPOaQ
— Harriet Hageman (@HagemanforWY) February 15, 2023
Trump’s support for Hageman came after Cheney’s push to impeach him following the Jan. 6 Capitol riots. Hageman took Cheney down in August’s GOP primary and went on to win the seat, according to Politico. (RELATED: There’s One Clear Way Trump Can Stand Out From His 2024 Rivals)
Many other Republican lawmakers have publicly announced their endorsement of the former president, including Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and J.D. Vance of Ohio, along with Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Matt Gaetz of Florida.
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