In arguably good news, Senator M. Michael Rounds is breaking with traitor-despot Donald Trump and endorsing fellow Senator Tim Scott for the Republican nomination for President:
Rounds has offered effusive praise for the South Carolina senator in recent days and on Wednesday revealed his endorsement in an interview with the Washington Examiner. He is the first senator to support the nascent campaign of Scott, who is expected to launch his candidacy in his hometown of North Charleston on Monday.
“I do,” the senator said when asked if he plans on endorsing Scott. “I’ve already told him I would.”
“I think he is the closest to Ronald Reagan that you’re going to see,” Rounds added.
…“He’ll bring our country together. He cares deeply about making the right decisions,” Rounds told the Washington Examiner. “I believe he will build a good team. He’s got a business background. He’s got a great personal story, and he understands and he truly cares about people” [David Sivak, “Tim Scott Picks up First Senate Endorsement Ahead of White House Announcement,” Washington Examiner, 2023.05.17].
Scott might help remove the stain of Trumpist corruption and violence from his and Rounds’s party brand, but he’ll still bring us the theocratic and misogynist dystopia that Rounds and friends are pushing. So Rounds’s endorsement promises only faint progress for true liberty and democracy.