Sen. John Cornyn changes course, endorses Trump

By Jen Krausz on
 January 24, 2024

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) changed course on Tuesday, endorsing former President Donald Trump in the 2024 election.

"I have seen enough. To beat Biden, Republicans need to unite around a single candidate, and it's clear that President Trump is Republican voters' choice," Cornyn posted on X when Trump was projected to win the New Hampshire GOP primary. "Four more years of failed domestic policies like the Biden Border Crisis and record-high inflation, and failed foreign policies that have emboldened our adversaries and made the world a more dangerous place, must be stopped."

Cornyn said he was proud of Trump's accomplishments during his first term. "I will be continuing to work to elect a Republican Senate majority and to elect President Trump in 2024," he declared.

The lawmaker had said back in May that he thought Trump's "time has passed him by" and that the party needed an alternative.

"I don't think President Trump understands that when you run in a general election, you have to appeal to voters beyond your base," he said at the time.

Since then, Trump has been indicted four times and gained at least 20 points in most polls.