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DeSantis Scores Presidential Endorsement from Popular GOP Congressman

The governor hasn’t announced he’s running yet, but is widely expected to do so.

CRESCENT SPRINGS, KENTUCKY — Congressman Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky) wants to see Governor Ron DeSantis in the White House in 2024.

Massie, a popular anti-establishment conservative, announced his endorsement of Florida’s governor on Wednesday – just two days after praising the governor and criticizing former president Donald Trump on Twitter.

“America needs a leader who is decisive, respects the Constitution, understands policy, puts family first, and leads by inspiring. That’s why I’m endorsing Ron DeSantis for President,” Massie said in a statement released by the pro-DeSantis super PAC Never Back Down.

DeSantis has not yet announced his candidacy, but is still considered to be Trump’s top GOP challenger in the primary. Massie alluded to a bond he forged with DeSantis during their years together in Congress, from 2013 to 2018.

“In his congressional office and as Governor, Ron has always surrounded himself with capable people who share his principles,” Massie added. “Ron knows that putting America first means putting Americans first, not corporations, and he’s never backed down from a fight with the big guys in pharma, agriculture, and tech.”


Earlier this week, Massie shared a video mashup of Trump expressing his support for Paul Ryan. Ryan served as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 2015 to 2019 and is now viewed by conservatives as one of GOP’s preeminent RINOs (Republican In Name Only).

Hours after sharing the video exposing Trump, Massie praised DeSantis as “one of the very few [public figures] who passed” the “ultimate test of judgment, independent thinking, intellectual honesty and courage” during COVID hysteria in 2020 and 2021.

Massie concluded his statement by saying: “If we make the right choices, America’s best days are in front of us. Let’s pick a proven energetic leader who can get us there. Let’s choose Ron DeSantis for President.”