Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) will announce his endorsement of former President Donald Trump for president Monday morning and call for the Republican Party to unite behind the 45th president, his office said.
In an emailed press release, Marshall’s team shared excerpts of their statement of support for the 45th president ahead of his official statement, which begins by criticizing President Joe Biden’s Green New Deal agenda, which he considers hurting the US agriculture and energy industries.
“Since the day Joe Biden stepped foot in the Oval Office, this White House has declared war on American agriculture and America’s energy independence in pursuit of his Green New Deal agenda and mandates of electric vehicles,” Marshall said in the statement, adding that Biden “has also completely abandoned our Christian values and undermined our constitutional rights.”
Marshall states that Americans “need an America First leader in the White House who will fight for the families of the Heartland and the values we live for.”
“While others may try to imitate him, only President Trump will get our country back on track on Day 1. It’s time for the GOP to unite behind President Trump. Let’s end the charade of political primaries and focus let’s retire Joe Biden,” he added.
Marshall is the 13th U.S. senator to endorse Trump in his bid for the White House, FiveThirtyEight noted. The others are:
Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
Mike Braun (R-IN)
Ted Budd (R-SC)
Steve Daines (R-MT)
Lindsey Graham (R-NC)
Bill Hagerty (R-TN)
Markwayne Mullin (R-OK)
Eric Schmitt (R-MO)
Rick Scott (R-FL)
Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MI)
Tommy Tuberville (R-AL)
JD Vance (R-OH)
Only four Republican senators have endorsed someone other than Trump, according to FiveThirtyEight. Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-SD) and Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD) endorsed Senator Tim. Scott, who has dropped out of the race. Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) are supporting Governor Doug Burgum (R-ND).
Trump dominates his opponents in the field of Republican primaries. On Sunday, he had 58.9 percent of the RealClearPolitics polling average, and his closest challenger, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), was 44.5 points behind at 14.4 percent .