Graham: Trump endorsement will help Republicans get re-elected

Senior Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) speaks on Oct. 13, 2020.

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a senior Republican, said Friday, Feb. 26, that a large group of Republican senators will be seeking re-election in the 2022 midterm elections and that Trump‘s support will benefit them all.

Graham described how Trump will work with Republican senators seeking re-election and will help Republican senators win back Arizona, Georgia and New Hampshire. And Trump’s team has also discussed with Indiana Republican Senator Todd Young about supporting his re-election.

Trump had already announced a few days ago that he would endorse Republican Senator Jerry Moran in the 2022 midterm elections. In a statement, Trump wrote, “Senator Moran has done a very good job for the people of Kansas, and he has been very strong on issues such as the U.S. military, veterans’ issues, the border, and the Second Amendment, and I fully support him.”

It is unclear whether Trump will endorse Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, both of whom are running in the 2022 midterm elections. Murkowski, who has been a critic of Trump, has supported his impeachment and has been condemned by Alaska Republicans for doing so.

Meanwhile, House Republican Leader McCarthy said he is working closely with Trump, but it is unclear what attitude Trump will take in the House midterm elections. He believes that Trump and Republican House members worked together very successfully in the 2020 election, with Republicans winning back many seats.

Ten Republican House members supported Trump’s impeachment in January, including Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the No. 3 House Republican. Trump’s eldest son, Trump Jr. has called on Wyomingites to challenge Cheney in the 2022 primary.

Senate National Senatorial Committee Chairman Ric Scott (R-Fla.), for his part, urged Republicans to abandon the intra-party divisions caused by Trump’s impeachment and focus on defeating Democrats in the 2022 midterm elections for the sake of Americans’ freedom and future. He argued that because the Democratic Party has been socialized, it is very easy to defeat.