Senator Tom Cotton, R-Ark., officially endorsed former President Donald Trump for the 2024 presidential race on Wednesday, highlighting their collaboration on immigration policy during the Trump administration. Cotton emphasized that under Trump’s leadership, America was “safe, strong, and prosperous,” citing a booming economy, growing working-class wages, secured borders, and a deterrent effect on enemies.
In a statement on social media, Cotton expressed his endorsement and voiced concerns about the state of the nation under President Joe Biden. He remarked, “With Joe Biden as president, everything has gone to hell: families can’t afford groceries, our border is wide open to a full-blown invasion, and our enemies are starting wars everywhere.”
The endorsement from Cotton, who worked closely with Trump on immigration policies such as the RAISE Act, adds to the growing support for Trump in the upcoming Republican primary. Cotton’s endorsement aligns with his commitment to collaborate with Trump to address what he perceives as the adverse effects of Biden’s policies.
Earlier on the same day, House Majority Whip Tom Emmer, R-Minn., also endorsed Trump, solidifying Trump’s backing from the top four House Republicans as the 2024 political landscape takes shape. The endorsements come ahead of the Jan. 15 Iowa caucus, signaling the early alignment of key figures within the Republican Party around Trump’s candidacy.