In a surprise to many conservatives, Trey Gowdy has endorsed Marco Rubio and will campaign with him in Iowa next week. Congressman Gowdy said,
“Marco is a rock solid conservative and a strong leader we can trust,” Gowdy said in a statement proved to reporters. “I look forward to campaigning in Iowa with him, and introducing my good friend to voters across the state.”
“His hearings were a disaster. Everybody was looking forward to something that was going to be really productive. And he didn’t win with those hearings. It was a total not-good for Republicans and for the country,”
“I mean, beyond Republicans it was very bad for the country,” he said. “So I hope he does a lot better for Marco than he did for the Benghazi hearings. Because they were not good. That was not a pretty picture.”
“I’ve been seeing on Twitter many, many people extremely angry about the whole thing. Because, you know, Marco’s been very strong for amnesty and very weak at the border. And a lot of people are very upset with Trey Gowdy for doing that,”
In a Iowa poll conducted earlier this week, Cruz continues to lead with 40% of the vote followed by Trump at 31%, Rubio at 12%, and Ben Carson at 6%. In the realclearpolitics.com average of Iowa polls, Cruz leads with 3.4% of the vote.