Bannon denounces Trump adding Lindsey Graham to his leadership team and doing a SC rally with him this week: “I have no earthly idea why he’s around Trump. He’s a cancer. Trump’s gotta be warned. There’s nothing good with having McConnell’s mini-me, the snake, around you at all.” pic.twitter.com/SFUUKwHOsn
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) January 22, 2023
The midterms are over, and McCarthy is voted as House Speaker with unity among Republicans, and now the 2024 presidential election looms. Republicans have an overload of powerhouse candidates for the Republican nomination for president, and now alliances are being forged. Former President Donald Trump, who made his intentions to run clear in November, is faced with other Republicans who may or may not decide to throw their hat in the ring. Some of those same Republicans are possible running mates for Trump.
Trump’s campaign launch will put him in close proximity with at least two other possible candidates, the Washington Post reports, as well as call out supporters on their preferences in regard to who will get the votes. Trump recently announced that he will be launching his presidential campaign staff in South Carolina, a key early primary state, on Tuesday with a special event in Columbia. Among those tipped to appear at the event are the state’s Republican Governor Henry McMaster, who has already spoken out in support of Trump’s 2024 bid, and Senator Lindsey Graham, who is expected to endorse him soon, according to the Post.
Graham’s support is expected to be significant for Trump in South Carolina, where two Republican lawmakers, Senator Tim Scott and former Governor Nikki Haley, are considering 2024 runs against him. “Nikki Haley is probably our first South Carolinian since we voted for George Washington that has really had a chance of being president of the United States,” former South Carolina GOP chair Katon Dawson told the Post. “And I think the Trump folks are going to run into that history.”