WA Republican Newhouse won’t say if he’ll endorse Trump in 2024
Donald Trump just smoked the competition in the Iowa Caucuses, but Republican Congressman Dan Newhouse of central Washington won't say if he’ll endorse the former president, even if Trump ends up being the GOP's 2024 nominee.
Newhouse was one of just 10 Republicans in the U.S. House who voted to impeach Trump after the January 6 attack.
On Wednesday, C-Span host Mimi Gerges asked Newhouse about this year's presidential race. Newhouse was emphatic about wanting President Biden out.
“I think it's critically important that Republicans return to the White House,” he said.
But what about Donald Trump returning to the White House? Newhouse would not commit to support him even if Trump ends up being the Republican pick.
Mimi Gerges: Would you support Donald Trump if he was the Republican nominee?
Dan Newhouse: I think it's very early to make that determination. Like I said, I am waiting to hear from the American people and who our options are going to be.
Just one other Republican House member who voted to impeach Trump is still in Congress — California Rep. David Valadao. He has said he won’t endorse Trump for president.
Newhouse and Valadao could not be reached for comment