Donald Trump is racking up endorsements left and right these days.
Despite being the first President to be criminally charged, Trump has seen a surge in support over the last weeks with numerous lawmakers publicly announcing their endorsements.
On Tuesday, Rep. Lance Gooden (R- Texas) opted to endorse Former President Donald Trump despite attending “positive” meeting with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is widely expected to launch a presidential campaign later this spring.
Gooden said in a statement posted on his Twitter account that he made the decision after “careful consideration” and a “positive meeting” with DeSantis. He said he has respect for DeSantis and his accomplishments as governor but believes Trump is the best candidate based on his record and “commitment to putting America first.”
“I met with Governor DeSantis, and while he has done commendable work in Florida, there is no doubt in my mind that President Trump is the only leader who can save America from the leftist onslaught we are currently facing,” he said.
“I wholeheartedly endorse President Donald J. Trump for the 2024 presidential election and vow to fight alongside him to reclaim our country from the leftist forces that threaten to destroy it. Together, we will ensure a prosperous and secure future for our great nation,” Gooden said.
Trump has also gathered several endorsements from Florida Republicans, claiming support from members of DeSantis’ own state party. They include Reps. Cory Mills, Anna Paulina Luna, Byron Donalds, Greg Steube and Matt Gaetz.