Fresno, California (KFSN) — Valley Rep. David Baradao says he won’t endorse Donald Trump if the former president is the 2024 Republican presidential nominee.
In an extensive interview with action news anchor Warren Armstrong on Wednesday’s ABC30 Studios, Hanford’s Republican representative spoke on a range of issues, including inflation, gas prices and water, and the Republican Party will take control of the House in January. We also talked about why we think we should. But he also says that in 2024 he doesn’t think the 2020 elections need to be held again.
“We don’t need a Biden president. We don’t need a Trump president. I think there are a lot of great candidates on the Republican side who do a better job. People like Tim Scott. People like Mike.” T. Pence, Ron DeSantis, I think they are all good people
He’ll do a great job and I think it will lead us in a new direction where we can really focus on solving the problem instead of the past.”
Valadao was one of ten House Republicans who voted to impeach President Trump over the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol.
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Baradao said he hopes it’s a vote he never has to take, but has made many accusations against President Trump that continue to this day for what he believes caused the Jan. 6, 2021 violence. I am dissatisfied with
Baradao still supports his vote to impeach President Trump.
He said, “I see no evidence of changing what we knew back then to what we see today.”
Valadao currently represents the Central Valley’s 21st congressional district, but is running for re-election in the reorganized 22nd congressional district.
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The former president didn’t endorse another Republican in the 22nd District’s race, as he did in other House elections with Republicans who voted for impeachment.
Valadao said he wasn’t sure whether Bakersfield minority leader Kevin McCarthy had influenced Trump not to participate in the election for District 22.
Valadao’s opponent in the November 8 general election is Bakersfield Democratic State Representative Rudy Salas.
Political handicappers such as FiveThirtyEight now label the race between Valadao and Salas as a “toss-up”, with a slight advantage for Valadao to win.
Warren Armstrong has an in-depth interview with Congressman Salas tomorrow at ABC30 Studios, and the full report is scheduled for Action News Live at Six on Thursday, November 3rd.
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