An announcement from this past Wednesday explained that Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) will be endorsing Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis as the 2024 Republican presidential nominee despite the fact that there have not yet been launched any bids from DeSantis for the White House.
Known as a prominent Tea Party conservative that also serves as a member of the Freedom Caucus, Roy explained in a release that the next president must be “a vibrant and energetic leader with the faith, vision, and courage to chart a new course.”
The long statement made absolutely zero mention of former President Donald Trump and went on to instead put a spotlight on the strengths portrayed by DeSantis and just why Roy thinks that DeSantis is exactly the correct man for the role.
“America needs a leader who will truly defend her and empower the people against the destructive force of unrestrained government and corporate excess, profligate spending, and woke cultural indoctrination,” stated Roy.
“As Governor, he unequivocally has made Florida stronger and freer. Economic growth and prosperity in Florida surged upon his firm rejection of the devastating COVID mandates foisted upon us by foolishly empowered Washington bureaucrats,” he went on. “He stared down woke corporate America and higher education. And he stood with Texas in defense of our border — sending a message to elites in Martha’s Vineyard that they cannot ignore the human and economic toll of open borders.”
“His style of no-nonsense government and fearless rejection of woke ‘conventional wisdom’ has demonstrated an appeal to all of us based on our shared values as Americans,” the statement went on. “He strives to unite us again as one people under the banner of freedom and equal opportunity — with the courage to stand athwart the destructive divisiveness of identity politics or the temptation to pander.”
Roy went on to nod to the blowout win from DeSantis in the most recent elections and how the governor assisted other Republicans establish their own wins throughout the state in such a dominant manner. “When other Republicans were faltering in key races, Governor DeSantis provided a positive vision for the future with prudent, conservative action,” he stated. “The result was crystal clear: Republicans enjoyed sweeping, historic performances statewide.”
The statement explained that as a veteran, DeSantis would be able to lead the U.S. “as commander in chief with the kind of resolve and sober strength that produces peace through strength.”
“America has been built upon and defined by the sacrifices of one generation for the next,” the statement finished. “When Republicans choose our 2024 presidential nominee — whom I intend to support against Joe Biden or any other Democrat candidate — I believe it’s time for a new generation of leadership. It’s time for younger, but proven, leadership to offer America eight solid years of transformational change. It’s time for Ron DeSantis to be President of the United States.”
Known to be an immigration hardliner that previously worked as the Acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security and Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) while former President Trump was still in office, Ken Cuccinelli also stepped up to praise this particular endorsement via social media. Just last week, Cuccinelli kicked of a PAC which has been calling on DeSantis to officially announce his bid for the 2024 presidency.
Superb! So glad to see the first Congressman come out publicly for @RonDeSantisFL for President!
— Ken Cuccinelli (@KenCuccinelli) March 15, 2023