House Republican: Many lawmakers supporting Trump 'quietly'
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“Many members are supporting Trump quietly,” Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) told New York radio host Bob Lonsberry on Wednesday in an interview, according to a report by BuzzFeed News.
Collins endorsed Trump in February, becoming one of the first lawmakers to do so.
He said Wednesday he hasn't received "negative feedback" from other Republicans for the endorsement, which he made after Trump's victory in the Nevada caucuses.
“In fact, pretty much on the House floor people know he will be our nominee. With very few exceptions, four or five individuals, everyone’s saying they will support the nominee. [Speaker] Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanThree-way clash set to dominate Democratic debate Krystal Ball touts Sanders odds in Texas Republicans pour cold water on Trump's term limit idea MORE has said that," he said.
"And if it’s Donald Trump, they’re gonna support him, as we all need to do to defeat Hillary Clinton and the progressive liberal campaign."