Last Updated on April 19, 2023
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis traveled to D.C. on Tuesday, hoping to whip up support from members of Congress for his floundering presidential campaign. However, DeSantis’ D.C. trip resulted in Congressman Lance Gooden endorsing Trump after he met with DeSantis. DeSantis also courted John Cornyn to his event. Outside the event, Coryn refused to answer National File’s question if he supported Trump’s peace plan in Ukraine.
Outside the DeSantis’ event, National File reporters Charles Downs and Patrick Howley asked Texas Senator John Cornyn, ” Senator do you support President Trump’s proposal of seeking a peace deal in Ukraine?” Cornyn refused to answer the question and walked into the DeSantis event.
Outside the Ron DeSantis event in D.C. I asked Texas Senator John Cornyn if he agreed with Donald Trump that we should seek a peace deal in Ukraine. Cornyn did not answer my question and proceeded to enter the DeSantis event. Ron DeSantis is surrounding himself with war mongers. pic.twitter.com/PZCLMJD2J6
— Charles R Downs (@TheCharlesDowns) April 18, 2023
Republican members of Congress seemed unimpressed with DeSantis’ Paul Ryan-backed campaign. Representative Lance Gooden from Texas met with DeSantis and then Endorsed Donald Trump. In a statement, Lance Gooden wrote, ” I met with Governor DeSantis, and while he has done commendable work in Florida, there is no doubt in my mind that President Trump is the only leader who can save America from the leftist onslaught we are currently facing. President Trump is a tireless fighter, a champion of American jobs, a guardian of our economy, and a bulwark against the relentless invasion of our borders by illegal immigrants. He unyieldingly supported our military and veterans, and bravely stood up to the dangerous socialist agenda propagated by the radical left. I wholeheartedly endorse President Donald J. Trump for the 2024 presidential election and vow to fight alongside him to reclaim our country from the leftist forces that threaten to destroy it. Together, we will ensure a prosperous and secure future for our great nation.”
Today, after careful consideration and a positive meeting with Governor DeSantis, I have decided to endorse President @realDonaldTrump for 2024.
I look forward to fighting alongside him to reclaim our country from the leftist forces trying to destroy it. pic.twitter.com/WqMNKxv6hV
— Lance Gooden (@Lancegooden) April 18, 2023
Recent polling trends show Trump building a massive lead on DeSantis in the 2024 GOP Primary. Polling has Trump beating DeSantis by 30 plus points in Iowa and New Hampshire.
DeSantis is expected to announce a run for president after Florida’s legislative session ends in May.