Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) officially endorsed former President Donald Trump in the 2024 GOP presidential primary, a strong show of support ahead of Trump’s arraignment in Manhattan on charges connected to a hush-money case.
Late on Monday, Hyde-Smith released a statement in which she claimed that Trump’s indictment in connection to the hush money payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels in 2016 was nothing but a “political stunt” by a George Soros-funded prosecutor. In her opinion the case is not at all connected to bringing “justice” and she even claimed that the charges were going to “backfire” on Democrats.
In her statement, she also spoke positively about Trump’s policies on immigration, taxes, and the economy which he had enacted during his time in office, as well as his overall push for the confirmation of right-leaning judges. As she wrote, “I support a return to those policies and to President Trump’s effective leadership.” She specified later on that Trump had also been “attentive to the needs of Mississippi” and throughout his administration, he made several trips to the state.
For all these reasons she provided her official endorsement for Trump for another term in the White House. She added that she would aid Trump in winning the GOP nomination so that he could compete in the general presidential election in 2024.
This is the sixth official endorsement from a Senate member for Trump. He also has the support of Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), Eric Schmitt (R-Mo.) and J.D. Vance (R-Ohio).