GOP lawmaker pulls Trump’s endorsement in scathing statement

A New Hampshire Republican lawmaker has withdrawn his support for Donald Trump following the former president’s latest attack on a longtime ally.

“I officially withdraw my endorsement because her latest attack on Kayleigh McEnany is beyond comprehension and beyond explanation,” James Spillane, who sits in the state House of Representatives, told the NH Journal.

He instead endorses Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

Trump called McEnany, who was his White House press secretary, a “toast” for telling Fox News he was 25 points ahead of DeSantis in a poll.

“I’m 34 points ahead of DeSanctimonious, not 25,” he wrote on Truth Social. “RINOS and globalists can have it. FoxNews should only use REAL stars!! »

The attack was very much in line with Trump’s long and sweeping history of turning against his own allies for even the slightest acts of perceived disloyalty.

But for Spillane, it was a step too far.

“I thought he would be able to carry on with a positive message, learn from his past mistakes and give us a path forward to continue the policies he started before,” he told the National. Review. “But it’s become apparent, especially with the latest attack on Kayleigh McEnany, that there’s no loyalty in him.”

He added: “He can’t be trusted to stay true to the people who have supported him in the past.”

The NH Journal said Spillane is the fourth member of the state House of Representatives to pass an endorsement from Trump to DeSantis in recent weeks.

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