Former Texas Rep. Will Hurd introduced Monday that he’s ending his marketing campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024 and is endorsing former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.
“Sadly, it has develop into clear to me and my workforce that the time has come to droop our marketing campaign,” he wrote in an announcement, including that “it is very important acknowledge the realities of the political panorama and the necessity to consolidate our celebration round one individual to defeat each Donald Trump and President (Joe) Biden.”
The previous congressman, who had struggled to realize traction in a crowded GOP discipline dominated by Trump, provided a stark warning to his celebration: “If the Republican celebration nominates Donald Trump or the assorted personalities jockeying to mimic his divisive, crass conduct, we’ll lose.”
Hurd entered the race in June as an outspoken critic of the previous president and was one of many few Republican contenders keen to assault Trump straight. He accused his fellow GOP candidates of being afraid of Trump and argued that the previous president, who at present faces 91 prison expenses throughout 4 separate prison instances in opposition to him, was working for a second time period with the intention to “keep out of jail.”
In backing Haley, a former ambassador to the United Nations below Trump, Hurd praised her as a frontrunner who can navigate nationwide safety challenges. “Ambassador Haley has proven a willingness to articulate a special imaginative and prescient for the nation than Donald Trump and has an unmatched grasp on the complexities of our international coverage,” he mentioned.
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