Speaker Mike Johnson calls for GOP ‘to unite behind Trump’ and ‘end disastrous Biden presidency’

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) has called for the Republican Party to rally behind former President Donald Trump in his effort to replace President Joe Biden.

Johnson’s call comes in the wake of Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) suspending his bid for president and endorsing Trump only two days ahead of the New Hampshire primary. Should Trump win the Republican Party’s nomination for the 2024 presidential race, it would likely set up a rematch between him and Biden.

“I endorsed President Trump because he delivered on promises to unleash our economy, secure our border, make America energy independent, and achieve peace through strength – and I believe he will do so again as President, while helping us to grow the majority in Congress,” Johnson wrote on social media. “I encourage Republicans to unite behind President Trump so we can achieve victory in November and end the disastrous Biden presidency.”

Johnson’s statement comes after Trump netted multiple endorsements from prominent Republicans, including former presidential candidates, such as DeSantis in Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), billionaire Vivek Ramaswamy, and Gov. Doug Burgum (R-ND). Other recent major endorsements made for Trump came from from Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX).


The New Hampshire primary will be held a little over a week after the Iowa caucuses, which Trump dominated with 51% of the vote. The victory for Trump beat out the record previously set by Bob Dole in 1988 by 13%.

Ahead of the Granite State’s primary, Trump earned 50% of support from a recent poll, ahead of former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley’s 39%. The poll, conducted from Jan. 16-19, surveyed 1,210 likely Republican primary voters, with a margin of error of +/-2.8%.