Politics & Government

Palazzo endorses Donald Trump for president

AMANDA McCOY/SUN HERALD/2011Congressman Steven Palazzo greets constituents and supporters at the door of his new district office in downtown Gulfport on Monday, February 7. On Thursday, Palazzo said he disagreed with the government's decision to allow female soldiers in combat roles, calling it dangerous.
AMANDA McCOY/SUN HERALD/2011Congressman Steven Palazzo greets constituents and supporters at the door of his new district office in downtown Gulfport on Monday, February 7. On Thursday, Palazzo said he disagreed with the government's decision to allow female soldiers in combat roles, calling it dangerous. SUN HERALD

U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-4, is endorsing Donald Trump for president.

The Gulfport native's office emailed a statement Tuesday afternoon announcing the endorsement:

"Tonight I am announcing my support for Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president of the United States. It is time that all Republicans, no matter their preferred candidate, unite behind Mr. Trump to take on Hillary Clinton in November.

"Donald Trump won Mississippi's primary overwhelmingly, and he has continued to win large portions of the country. His victory tonight cements the fact that he will be our Republican nominee, and I will unconditionally support the Republican nominee.

"Any Republican is better than Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump is now that Republican. We must now turn the entirety of our efforts to defeating Mrs. Clinton in November, and I hope all Republicans will join me in this effort."

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