Former President Donald Trump endorsed Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) for election during his rally Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa.
“I am pleased to announce tonight that Sen. Chuck Grassley has my complete and total endorsement for re-election,” Trump said while Grassley joined him on stage.
“The return of our country begins in November 2022 when we withdraw the House and we withdraw the United States Senate,” he continued:
And with us tonight is a great patriotic American. A man who truly loves Iowa, loves Iowa. He was a young, very young man. He was strong and he was very handsome. He fights like no other. When I needed him for help, he was always there, especially in anything to do with farmers, and that included ethanol. Nothing more has been done … No one knows more about ethanol than any audience, I think. He was with us all. Whenever I need something, you know.
He is very persnippity [sic] sometimes. He is tough. But when I need him he is always there. And I just wanted to ask Sen. Chuck Grassley who only appeared for a second. Chuck Grassley, strong in the military, strong in vets, strong in our under siege Second Amendment. He helped pass the USMCA, helped confirm nearly 300 federal judges and three great Supreme Court justices.
“I was born at night but not last night, so if I didn’t accept the endorsement of someone who has 91 percent of Republican voters in Iowa, I wouldn’t be very smart. I’m smart enough to accept that endorsement,” he said. said Grassley to the crowd.
In September, Grassley presented a big lead in an imaginary matchup against the candidate and former Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-IA) in Iowa’s U.S. Senate career, a poll showed.
“Grassley, the long -term incumbent, showed an 18 -point lead over Finkenauer, among Iowa’s potential voters, 55 percent to 37 percent, in the latest Des Moines Register / Mediacom Iowa Poll,” Breitbart News reported.
Grassley of late announced he is running in elections in 2022 what would be his eighth term if he were successful in his state’s U.S. Senate career.