Former Texas Rep. Will Hurd suspends long-shot GOP 2024 presidential bid, endorses Nikki Haley

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Republican Texas congressman Will Hurd suspended his presidential bid on Monday and endorsed fellow GOP main candidate Nikki Haley, formally abandoning a short marketing campaign constructed on criticizing Donald Trump at a time when his social gathering appears much more decided to embrace the previous president.

“Whereas I admire on a regular basis and power our supporters have given, it is very important acknowledge the realities of the political panorama and the necessity to consolidate our social gathering round one particular person to defeat each Donald Trump and President Biden,” Hurd wrote on X, the platform previously generally known as Twitter.

He added that Haley, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations beneath Trump and governor of South Carolina, “has proven a willingness to articulate a unique imaginative and prescient for the nation than Donald Trump and has an unmatched grasp on the complexities of our overseas coverage.”