Florida Governor Ron DeSantis reportedly received his first official Presidential endorsement from a member of Congress on Wednesday via popular conservative congressman Chip Roy.
The endorsement came in spite of the fact that DeSantis still hasn’t officially declared his intention to run for office.
“When Republicans choose our 2024 presidential nominee — whom I intend to support against Joe Biden or any other Democrat candidate — I believe it’s time for a new generation of leadership. It’s time for younger, but proven, leadership to offer America eight solid years of transformational change.” Roy noted in a lengthy statement on the matter.
“It’s time for Ron DeSantis to be President of the United States,” he declared.
The Republican from Texas has made it clear for some time that he has a preference for his former colleague in the House over former President Donald Trump.
Roy, who is described by his allies as a constitutional conservative, severed his ties with Trump on January 6, when he vehemently protested against his GOP colleagues’ attempts to thwart President Joe Biden’s presidential win in 2020.
He went through a list of what he considered to be DeSantis’ accomplishments during his term as governor of Florida.
— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) March 15, 2023
Roy also lavished DeSantis with praise throughout the statement.
“Governor DeSantis is a man of conviction — a man who puts his faith in God first as a dedicated husband and father. He grew up a blue collar kid who worked hard, got a great education, and used it immediately to serve his country. He loves America unapologetically but loves freedom and the rule of law even more, with the courage to fight for both. As Governor, he unequivocally has made Florida stronger and freer. Economic growth and prosperity in Florida surged upon his firm rejection of the devastating COVID mandates foisted upon us by foolishly empowered Washington bureaucrats…” Roy wrote in a series of tweets.
Former President Trump, who has seemingly become preoccupied with attacking DeSantis on his TruthSocial platform has yet to comment on Roy’s endorsement.