oceancountypost – Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul has hinted at making an election announcement before the Iowa caucuses. Speculation is rife that he may reveal his endorsement of one of the presidential candidates.
“I’ve been avoiding getting involved in the Republican Presidential Primary up until now, but I’ve reached a point where I can no longer stay silent. That’s why I have something significant to announce tomorrow morning. Make sure you don’t miss it!” Mr. Paul expressed in a post on X on Thursday afternoon. He also shared a video where he encouraged his supporters to “tune in tomorrow morning.”
I’ve stayed out of the Republican Presidential Primary so far – but I’ve seen enough.
That’s why tomorrow morning I will have something important to say.
Don’t miss it! pic.twitter.com/HBnMnSy4Bc
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) January 11, 2024
Several Senate Republicans have been grappling with the question of whether or not to officially endorse former President Donald Trump as the presumptive nominee of the party once again.
House Republican leaders have shown their support for Mr. Trump, while their counterparts in the Senate have been more hesitant. However, if senators continue to delay endorsing him, they risk facing the wrath of the former president, known for his fixation on loyalty.
Supporters of Mr. Trump have argued that the holdouts are undertaking significant risks.
According to Ohio Senator JD Vance, there is a significant risk that voters may perceive these politicians as being disloyal to the party’s central message in the upcoming 2024 elections. This is a genuine concern, which is why Vance has been actively encouraging many individuals to endorse the former president.
The response to Mr. Paul from Republicans Against Trump on X was straightforward. They speculated that he would endorse the president, who had added $8 trillion to the national debt, surpassing all previous presidents in just four years.
Republican Conference Chair Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming publicly expressed his endorsement of Mr. Trump during an appearance on Fox News on Tuesday, which was met with commendation from the former president.
Mr. Paul’s colleague, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, has managed to steer clear of Mr. Trump thus far and is expected to keep doing so. Ever since the insurrection on January 6, 2021, the two men have refrained from interacting, and Mr. Trump frequently criticizes Mr. McConnell.