Steve Scalise Endorses Trump For President In 2024

House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) recently endorsed former President Donald Trump for president in 2024.

Scalise is the latest top Republican official to back the former president, joining House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) and House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY).

On X, formerly known as Twitter, Scalise said he was “proud” to endorse the former president as Americans struggle under President Joe Biden.

“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,” the House majority leader wrote on X.

In a recent interview with Fox News, Scalise pointed to Biden’s devastating record on the economy as one of the reasons he’s endorsing Trump.

“Gas prices more than doubled, housing affordability reached all-time lows, mortgage rates doubled, inflation hit the highest level in 40 years, and interest rates are at the highest level in 22 years,” Scalise told the network.

Scalise added that unlike today under Biden, “American workers and families were thriving” when Trump was in office and that the GOP frontrunner is the “one man who has a proven track record of being able to save our country and get us back on track.”

Scalise is one of at least 95 sitting House Republicans who have publicly endorsed Trump.

The House majority leader’s endorsement comes ahead of a crucial time for GOP presidential contenders as they look toward the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary, which are on the horizon.

Democrats ripped Scalise for endorsing Trump, claiming that Republicans are actively trying to advance the former president’s agenda while “ripping away freedoms.”

“Scalise’s endorsement is the latest proof that while the House GOP is unable to accomplish anything on behalf of the American people, they are laser-focused on advancing Trump’s MAGA agenda and ripping away freedoms,” Democratic National Committee (DNC) spokeswoman Sarafina Chitika said.

Trump is set to become the Republican Party’s presidential nominee, having trounced his opposition for months. RealClearPolitics shows the former president leading the GOP field with 51.3% support.