Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH), in his first month in elected office from one of the biggest swing states, endorsed former President Donald Trump in his 2024 presidential bid.
“Donald Trump’s presidency marked the first real disruption to a failed consensus and the terrible consequences it wrought,” Vance wrote of Trump’s first-term presidential legacy in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. “But there is much more to do, and I’m supporting him for president in 2024 because he’s the only person certain to do it.”
The Buckeye State senator mentioned Trump’s successes during his term as president, such as lowering taxes and working hard to remove a lot of the red tape in the federal bureaucracy. However, he also emphasized that critics mainly look at his success through a domestic lens. However, Vanced noted, “Neither party acknowledges perhaps the most important part of Mr. Trump’s legacy,” his foreign policy success.
Vance touting Trump’s success with foreign policy implies it plays a bigger role for the senator. Since being sworn in, Vance has tried to hold the Biden administration accountable for all the money spent on Ukraine.