Trump backs primary challenger to Freedom Caucus leader Bob Good

"Bob Good is BAD FOR VIRGINIA, AND BAD FOR THE USA," Trump posted on Truth Social.

Published: May 28, 2024 9:43am

Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday endorsed a primary challenger to House Freedom Caucus Chairman Bob Good, R-Va., saying that he had "turned his back" on the MAGA movement.

Good was one of eight Republicans who voted to remove then-House Speaker Kevin McCarthy from leadership last October and has led the conservative bloc of House Republicans since January.

"Bob Good is BAD FOR VIRGINIA, AND BAD FOR THE USA," Trump posted on Truth Social. "He turned his back on our incredible movement, and was constantly attacking and fighting me until recently, when he gave a warm and 'loving' Endorsement - But really, it was too late."

"The damage had been done! I just want to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, and the person that can most help me do that is Navy Seal and highly respected State Legislator, John McGuire, a true American Hero," he went on. "John, who fought the Cartels on the Front Line, and then came home and fought the drug dealers in Virginia, will ALWAYS PUT AMERICA FIRST."

"I had the safest Border in history, built hundreds of miles of Wall, and then Crooked Joe Biden came along and ruined it, making it one of the worst human catastrophes ever in our Country," Trump continued. "John and I will correct this situation, and fast! He is strong on crime, will protect our great Military/Vets, and will always defend our under siege Second Amendment. John McGuire has my Complete and Total Endorsement! MAGA2024[.]"

Earlier this year, a group of Republican lawmakers began supporting McGuire.

"Bob Good didn’t come here to govern," Wisconsin GOP Rep. Derrick Van Orden told CNN earlier this year. "He came here to be famous. Bob Good’s wearing our jersey, and he’s not on the team."

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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