Suarez suspends 2024 campaign, first Republican presidential candidate to drop out of nomination race
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez suspended his White House campaign Tuesday, a week after he failed to qualify for the first Republican presidential nomination debate.
Suarez, the only major Latino contender for the GOP nomination, is the first Republican presidential candidate to drop out of the 2024 race.
“I have decided to suspend my campaign for President,” Suarez said in a statement, noting that “my commitment to making this a better nation for every American remains.”
Suarez said in his statement that he “will continue to amplify the voices of the Hispanic community – the fastest-growing voting group in our country. The Left has taken Hispanics for granted for far too long, and it is no surprise that so many are finding a home in America’s conservative movement. Our party must continue doing more to include and attract this vibrant community that believes in our country’s foundational values: faith, family, hard work and freedom. Younger voters, Independents, urban voters and suburban women – all of whom I’ve carried in previous elections – among others, should find a comfortable home in the GOP and its policies.”
The mayor, who launched his long-shot presidential nomination bid in June, was one of the last candidates to enter the race, and one of a handful of candidates who didn’t make the stage at last Wednesday’s debate, a Fox News-hosted showdown in Milwaukee. Suarez said in an interview with Fox News Digital two weeks ago on the campaign trail in the crucial early voting state of New Hampshire that candidates who fail to qualify for the showdown in Milwaukee “shouldn’t stay in the race.”
Judge Chutkan Compares January 6 to 9/11 Attacks, Boston Marathon Bombing
U.S. Judge Tanya S. Chutkan reportedly compared the January 6 Capitol riot to the 9/11 attacks and the Boston Marathon bombing on Monday when she questioned the need for a long delay before former President Donald Trump’s trial in Washington, D.C.
Chutkan reportedly made her remarks in deciding to set the trial date at March 4, 2024 — one day before Super Tuesday, the most important day of the 2024 presidential election, in which Trump is the leading Republican candidate.
Chutkan, who was appointed by President Barack Obama and donated to his presidential campaigns, has been criticized as politically biased. She has also suggested, in a previous case, that Trump ought to be in prison.