Real estate magnate Donald Trump earned his first endorsements from two sitting members of Congress on Wednesday, according to multiple reports.
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) told Politico that America “doesn’t need a policy wonk” in his endorsement of Trump.
“We don’t need a policy wonk as President. We need a leader as President,” Hunter said.
Hunter also told Politico he likes that endorsements seem to “mean very little” to Trump.
“I think you have more Trump supporters in Congress. They just have to come out of the closet, so to speak,” he added.
Politico noted Hunter sponsored the so-called “Donald Trump Act,” which would have required police sanctuary cities to notify immigration officials if they apprehended an undocumented immigrant. Hunter also recently made headlines for using a vaporizer while arguing against a ban on e-cigarettes on passenger planes in a congressional hearing.
Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY), who previously endorsed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), said Wednesday Trump “has clearly demonstrated that he has both the guts and the fortitude” to be President in a statement to the Buffalo News.