Scalise Praises Trump’s Leadership and Criticizes Biden’s Policies
House Majority Leader Steve Scalise has officially endorsed Donald Trump for president in the upcoming 2024 election, citing Trump’s proven track record of success and ability to restore the nation to greatness. In a statement obtained by Fox News Digital, Scalise praised Trump’s leadership during his presidency, highlighting the strong economy, low interest rates, secure borders, and decreased crime rates that characterized Trump’s tenure.
Biden’s Policies Blamed for Rising Costs and Declining Consumer Sentiment
Scalise sharply criticized President Biden, accusing him of driving the country into chaos and burdening hardworking taxpayers with skyrocketing costs. He pointed out that under the current administration, gas prices have more than doubled, housing affordability has reached all-time lows, mortgage rates have doubled, and inflation has reached its highest level in 40 years. Scalise further noted that consumer sentiment has fallen to its lowest level ever under President Biden.
Call for Strong Leadership and Border Security
Highlighting the pressing need for strong leadership and border security, Scalise emphasized the increasing aggression from adversaries abroad and the need to deter foreign actors who wish to harm the United States. He drew attention to the over 6.2 million encounters at the southern border, including the apprehension of 169 individuals on the terrorist watchlist attempting to enter illegally. Scalise also highlighted the seizure of over 27,000 pounds of fentanyl by the CPB.
Scalise’s Endorsement amidst Attempts to Remove Trump from Primary Ballots
Scalise’s endorsement of Trump comes at a time when several states are attempting to remove Trump from their primary ballots. Last month, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled to remove Trump from the ballot over the January 6, 2021, Capitol riots, citing the 14th Amendment’s insurrection clause. Following this ruling, Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows also removed Trump from the state’s ballot, citing the same clause. Fox News Digital has reached out to both the Trump and Biden campaigns for comment.