(PresidentialWire.com)- Former President Donald Trump has officially endorsed Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, the libertarian Republican he battled during the 2016 Republican primary.
“Rand Paul has done a fantastic job for our Country, and for the incredible people of Kentucky,” the president said in a Thursday statement.
It comes as the former president issues endorsements across the country for Senate and House candidates preparing to fight anti-MAGA Republicans and Democrat candidates in the 2022 midterm elections.
The former president also reiterated that Rand Paul continues to fight for the “America First” agenda he pushed while in the White House, and that he would stand up to the extreme left in Congress.
“He fights against the Swamp in Washington, the Radical Left Liberals, and especially the destructive RINOs, of which there are far too many, in Congress,” Trump said, in the statement issued by his Save America PAC.
Trump endorses Rand Paul for reelection, his second GOP senator endorsement of the day. pic.twitter.com/jF2ehU19Hk
— James Arkin (@JamesArkin) April 8, 2021
“Rand will continue to stand up for our great AMERICA FIRST policies because he believes in stopping wasteful spending, defending our Second Amendment rights, and taking care of our Military and our vets,” he said.
Paul has proved one of the staunchest defenders of American interests in recent years, bravely taking on far-left extremists in and out of Congress. Most recently, Paul has defended Republicans (and Americans) against claims by the Democrats that non-white voters can’t follow rules or access ID cards.
“All of these proposals are to trying to make it easy to vote but hard to cheat,” Paul said to Laura Ingraham on Fox News, referencing a new law in Georgia designed to stop voter fraud.
“I’ve been involved with this. I’ve communicated with people in all 50 state legislatures, I’ve called them on the phone. I’ve talked to the conservative ALEC [American Legislative Exchange Council] group about this, and we’ve now passed it in Kentucky and we actually had more early voting days added, so it’s easier to vote, but you vote in person,” he added, defending against claims that the law is racist.
Paul insisted that there is “nothing Jim Crow about this” and that it’s “insulting” that Democrats continue to claim that “people of certain races are not able to comply with rules, show up, or have a driver’s license or figure this out.”
Paul will be standing for re-election and few doubt that he’ll win that race.