Rep. Trey Gowdy (S.C.) endorsed Donald Trump Friday.
Gowdy, who previously endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), made the announcement on MSNBC.
“My guy lost. When the jury speaks, I’m going to support the jury," he said.
Spokeswoman Amanda Gonzalez released a statement shortly after his MSNBC appearance.
"As Congressman Gowdy stated months ago, he will support the Republican nominee for president," she said. "He strongly supported Senator Marco Rubio until Rubio suspended his campaign. Now that Mr. Trump is the Republican nominee, Congressman Gowdy will support him."
Trump had previously been at odds with Gowdy, particularly his handling of the House Benghazi committee. In December he had tweeted that it was a "total disaster for Republicans & America."
I hope @TGowdySC does better for Rubio than he did at the #Benghazi hearings, which were a total disaster for Republicans & America!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1451421395.0
Following the endorsement, however, Trump warmed up to the South Carolina congressman and thanked him on Twitter.
Thank you for your wonderful endorsement today @TGowdySC. It means a great deal to me. We will not disappoint! #Trump2016— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1463784618.0
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