Although many Republicans have been reluctant to endorse former President Donald Trump, a handful have shown their allegiance to the former President.
As of Monday (February 13), five Senators and a dozen House members have announced they’re backing Trump’s 2024 bid.
However, the majority of elected Republicans have revealed they’re waiting to see who else enters the race before they announce their endorsements; others may be considering their own White House bids.
The reluctance among Republicans to support Trump’s bid, although he is the only major Republican to announce his Presidential bid, is a far cry from the once iron-clad hold he had on members of the GOP in Congress.
That said, only 17 Republicans have supported Trump, including:
Henry McMaster (S.C.)
McMaster is part of Trump’s South Carolina campaign leadership team, which was announced on January 28 in Columbia, where he declared his unequivocal support for the former President.
Sen. Eric Schmitt (MO.)
In January, the freshman Senator revealed to Politico that he is backing Trump, who had also endorsed Schmitt during Missouri’s primary.
Sen. J.D. Vance (Ohio)
Another freshman Senator to throw his support behind Trump, Vance, bestselling author of “Hillbilly Elegy,” declared he was backing Trump in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published on January 31, in which he praised the former President’s foreign policy.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.)
Graham has continued his allegiance to Trump, explaining to Fox News that “there are no Trump policies without Trump.”
Sen. Markwayne Mullin (OK.)
Mullin was the third freshman Senator to endorse Trump, taking to Truth Social to announce his endorsement.
Sen. Tommy Tuberville (Ala.)
Tuberville was the first Senator to announce his endorsement of Trump, doing it in a tweet days after Trump announced his 2024 Presidential bid.
11 House Members
Rep. Andy Biggs
Biggs tweeted his endorsement of Trump the day the former President announced his bid.
Rep. Clay Higgins
Higgins tweeted his endorsement in November, saying he was supporting Trump “out the gate.”
Rep. Elise Stefanik
Srefanik endorsed Trump before the former President announced his bid.
Rep. George Santos
The embattled Congressman took to Twitter this month to declare Trump would be the “47th POTUS.”
Rep. Jim Banks
Despite the subpar midterm performance, Banks announced his support of Trump in November.
Rep. Matt Gaetz
Gaetz has been a long-time Trump supporter, writing in an op-ed in November that Republicans could achieve more with Trump in the White House.
Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene
Greene endorsed Trump on November 15, the same day he announced his Presidential campaign.
Rep. Paul Gosar
Gosar was another Congressman to show his support for Trump on the same day the former President announced his campaign.
Rep. Ronny Jackson
In December, Trump’s former physician explained to Insider that he believed in Trump’s Campaign.
Rep. Troy Nehls
Nehls was at Mar-a-Lago when Trump announced his Presidential bid.
Rep. Wesley Hunt
According to the Texas Tribune, Hunt has backed the former President.