GOP Senator Mike Rounds Still Not Sure if He Would Support Trump’s 2024 Candidacy

South Dakota GOP Senator Mike Rounds admitted this previous weekend that he would take a “hard look” at backing former President Trump if he ever decides to run again for office in the 2024 elections. Rounds previously promised that he would support the next Republican presidential nominee, but remains undecided on Trump.

During an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Rounds said that he “will take a hard look at it,” when asked by host George Stephanopoulos whether he would support Trump if he runs again for the top post in the land.

“Personally, what I have told people is, is I’m going to support the Republican nominee to be president. I’m not sure that the eventual nominee has even shown up yet. There’s still — we’re two years to go, where we’re going to focus on the next election cycle. It’s critical that we take back the House. It’s critical that we take back the United States Senate,” Rounds said.

Rounds stated that he would let the courts decide whether Trump can run again for office. The 14th Amendment has been used by Democrats to stop Trump’s re-election.

“I think this is an issue which the courts can decide. And, most certainly, if there’s evidence there, this is going to be up to the Justice Department to bring it forward and to move with it. But, once again, every single person has protections under that system. The former president has protections under that system as well,” Rounds told Stephanopoulos.

“But this is something that should be decided in the courts. And I don’t think it’s something that we should be legislating on right now,” he added.

Senator Mike Rounds rejected the debunked claims of former President Donald Trump regarding election results, and expressed confidence that the 2020 election would be “as fair” as he’s seen. The South Dakota Republican who easily won the 2020 senatorial re-election race, claims that the pile of investigations into election irregularities had not led to any cases of mass-fraud.

“As a part of our due diligence, we looked at over 60 different accusations made in multiple states. While there were some irregularities, there were none of the irregularities which would have risen to the point where they would have changed the vote outcome in a single state. The election was fair — as fair as we’ve seen. We simply did not win the election as Republicans for the presidency,” Rounds emphasized.

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