EXCLUSIVE: Chuck Grassley Officially Endorses Trump For President

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Republican Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley endorsed former President Donald Trump’s 2024 bid Tuesday in a statement to the Daily Caller.

“We need President Trump back in the White House to get our country back on track and correct President Biden’s failures,” Grassley told the Caller. “High costs at the grocery store are hurting Iowa families and Biden’s open border policies are jeopardizing the safety of America’s families. There’s no question who I’ll be supporting in November: Donald J. Trump.”

“Every time I get a chance to speak up for Trump at my Iowa meetings and in the press, I take it,” Grassley added.

Grassley’s campaign account previously expressed support for Trump, but came up short of an endorsement.

Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) joins former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at Sioux Gateway Airport on November 3, 2022 in Sioux City, Iowa. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Former President Donald Trump smiles as Sen Chuck Grassley (R-IA) speaks during a rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on October 09, 2021 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

In March, Grassley told reporters in D.C. he supported Trump but did not formally endorse. “I’m going to assure you that I’m going to support Trump,” he said. “It ought to be so obvious to all you guys that we can’t stand four more years of Biden.”

Grassley, who is the longest-serving senator, was reelected to his eighth term in 2022 and was endorsed by Trump. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Trump Campaign Launches Veterans Coalition Ahead Of Memorial Day)

Before the Iowa caucus, Grassley held off on making an endorsement, saying: “I do not plan on endorsing, and I believe that Joni Ernst has the same view I have. And the reason we haven’t endorsed anybody is because when there were 13 candidates, we wanted everybody to come to Iowa and keep Iowa first in the nation.” (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Trump-World Lawyer Sends House GOP Playbook For How To End Biden ‘Election Interference’)

Grassley has been serving in the Senate since 1981.


Editor’s note: This piece has been updated to include Grassley previously expressing support of former President Trump, but falling short of an endorsement.