Trump picks up early 2024 endorsements from GOP lawmakers, other political figures

Trump announced his bid for a second term on Nov. 15.

Published: December 1, 2022 5:54pm

Updated: December 1, 2022 11:07pm

Former President Donald Trump is picking up early 2024 endorsements from Republican lawmakers and other political figures. 

Trump announced his bid for s second term on November 15.

House GOP Conference Chair Rep. Elise Stefanik has endorsed Trump for president, referring to him as the "leader" of the GOP.

Republican Reps. Mary Miller of Illinois, Matt Gaetz of Florida, Troy Nehls of Texas, Ronny Jackson of Texas, Paul Gosar of Arizona, Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Clay Higgins of Louisiana, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and GOP Rep.-elect Wesley Hunt of Texas have also endorsed Trump.

"Our country is in a rapid decline thanks to Joe Biden and the Democrat Party," Hunt wrote on social media.

GOP Rep.-elect Max Miller of Ohio said he supports Trump for the 2024 GOP nomination.

"I wouldn't be here without his support, and President Trump will always have my support," he wrote.

Eli Crane of Arizona is another incoming freshman member of the House who is supporting Trump for president.

While U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville of Alabama released a statement in support of Trump's 2024 run, Texas Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn haven't publicly endorsed Trump. Cornyn told reporters he will "support the nominee of the Republican Party, but I think there’s likely to be a competitive primary election.” 

The former president has some early supporters in Hollywood as well. 

Actor Jon Voight, a strong supporter of Trump's in 2016 and 2020, is supporting his bid for a second term in 2024. Trump awarded Voight the National Medal of Arts at the White House in November 2019.

"Let us pray that the one president who understood truths and had the best interests of the American people, the American dream, President Donald Trump, will return to the presidency," Voight said in a video. "He and only he can stop this swamp. Allow President Trump to rebuild our soil and our land so we can rise to our glory."

Actors Robert Davi, Antonio Sabato Jr. and Randy Quaid have endorsed Trump as well.

"Listening to Donald Trump made me feel the greatest days of America could be ahead of us," Davi said. "Donald Trump has the balls, common sense, and know-how to lift America out of the destructive path it is currently facing. He communicates plainly to the American people with bold clarity."

Other Hollywood celebrities including Elijah Wood, Mark Hamill, Mark Ruffalo and Jeffrey Wright took to Twitter to criticize Trump's third presidential run. 

Ruffalo, who has been critical of Trump in the past, argued that Trump has "done nothing for working class people or America except to take the GOP down."

Former Major League Baseball player Johnny Damon endorsed Trump on social media following his 2024 announcement.

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