All signs are pointing to former President Trump being even more “fired up” about running in 2024 following the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago earlier this week.
Representatives Jim Banks (R-IN) and Claudia Tenney (R-NY) were two of nearly a dozen members of the House Republican Study Committee who huddled with Trump at a New Jersey retreat earlier in the week. Both left with impressions on the 2024 presidential election.
Banks indicated that the FBI raid hadn’t dampened Trump’s spirits.
“He didn’t seem defeated in the least bit—he was very fired up, very upbeat,” he told Fox News.
Banks added that the incident seems to have accelerated the former President’s desire to announce a decision on a 2024 campaign and that “we are going to like his decision.”
Jim Banks says Trump was “FIRED UP” in meeting after FBI Raid, reveals he has already made a decision on 2024 pic.twitter.com/dScYvwMDRe
Tenney, in an interview on Real America’s Voice, said the actions taken by the FBI and DOJ amounted to the “fourth impeachment” of President Trump.
“They’re going to try to attempt to stop him from running for president,” Tenney said. “And that’s really what it’s about. Because they’re afraid he will get out there and he will run and he will win.”
In a statement following the FBI raid, Trump himself concurred that the weaponization of the Justice Department was an attempt to stop him in 2024.
“It is prosecutorial misconduct, the weaponization of the Justice System, and an attack by Radical Left Democrats who desperately don’t want me to run for President in 2024 …” he said.
Trump, as The Political Insider reported, had made up his “own mind” about running last month, though the timing of an official announcement was still up in the air.
Some had suggested committing to a run prior to the midterms might negatively affect races by stirring up Democrat turnout.
On Trump telling New York Magazine reporter he’s made his decision for 2024, @VaughnHillyard: “Essentially he lays out all but saying yes, that he is running. The big question is whether he does this before or after the midterm elections.” #AMRstaff
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