Former President Donald Trump on May 14 endorsed five incumbent House lawmakers and two state legislators, each of them having made a mark in tackling serious problems posed by the communist regime in China during their public service.
Trump endorsed Reps. Dan Bishop (R-N.C.), Russ Fulcher (R-Idaho), Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.), and David Rouzer (R-N.C.) for reelection, saying that each of them has his “Complete and Total Endorsement.”
The former president applauded Bishop and Rouzer for being “conservative warrior[s],” while lauding Hudson for advancing the “MAGA agenda” and McHenry for holding President Joe Biden “accountable for his catastrophic failures.”
Additionally, Trump also endorsed California Assemblyman Kevin Kiley, a Republican who is running for a House seat representing California’s 3rd congressional district, as well as Pennsylvania’s state Sen. Doug Mastriano, a Republican who is seeking to become the state’s new governor.
“Kevin Kiley is tough on securing our border, ending California’s reckless universal mail-in-ballots and securing our elections,” Trump wrote in his endorsement. “Kevin is going to be a MAGA Champion in Congress and has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”
Trump’s endorsements come just days before primaries in several states, including Idaho, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina on May 17. All 22 Trump-endorsed candidates secured victories in recent Indiana and Ohio primaries. However, Charles Herbster, who was endorsed by Trump, recently lost in the Nebraska GOP gubernatorial primary.
Bishop, Fulcher, Hudson, McHenry, and Rouzer were among over 200 House Republicans who wrote a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in May 2021, demanding that their Democrat counterparts “hold the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) accountable for its role in causing the global COVID-19 pandemic.” They wanted House Democrats to back a probe to find out the origins of the CCP virus.
In February 2021, Bishop was among 14 House Republicans seeking an FBI briefing regarding counterintelligence threats posed by the CCP to congressional lawmakers, particularly Rep. Eric Swalwell’s (D-Calif.) past ties to an alleged CCP spy named Christine Fang. According to an Axios investigation, U.S. intelligence officials believe she was working under the direction of China’s Ministry of State Security, the regime’s top spy agency.
By Frank Fang