Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBill would require nominees release tax returns Trump slams 'thugs' who protested rally Ryan decries 'bitterness' in politics MORE secured his fourth congressional endorsement on Monday from Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.), who represents a state in the critical Super Tuesday contests this week.
"While there are certainly things that I admire and respect in each of the remaining candidates, I believe Donald Trump is the candidate best poised to make America great again. As such, I was proud to cast my vote for Mr. Trump and look forward to supporting the eventual Republican nominee whomever that might be," DesJarlais said.
Recent polls have been showing Trump leading the GOP pack in the Volunteer State.
After holding out for months, Capitol Hill Republicans have begun to publicly flock to Trump in the aftermath of the real estate mogul's victory in three of four early-voting states so far, and his polling leads in many of Tuesday's slate of contests.
A day after Trump won the Nevada caucuses last week, GOP Reps. Chris Collins (N.Y.) and Duncan Hunter (Calif.) both endorsed him. Sen. Jeff SessionsJeff SessionsSessions: Clinton is the most anti-Second Amendment candidate ever Sunday shows preview: Sanders opens up about battle with Clinton Overnight Finance: Path clears for Puerto Rico bill | GOP senator casts doubt on IRS impeachment | Senate approves .1B for Zika MORE (R-Ala.) also backed Trump over the weekend ahead of his state's Super Tuesday primary.
Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) later Monday became the fifth lawmaker to endorse Trump. He told Politico that Trump is "the man for the unprotected ... not the protected, not for the Wall Street people, not for the DC insiders, but for the hard-working taxpayers.”
Updated 6:43 p.m.