As voters headed to the polls Tuesday in eight states, President Trump weighed in with endorsements, including one for Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), whom he called “a true American Patriot the likes of which we rarely see in our modern day world.”
Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has been a staunch Trump ally, working for months to investigate the actions of the FBI and the Justice Department as they probe Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Taking to Twitter, Trump said Nunes, who is on the ballot on Tuesday, “truly loves our country and deserves everyone’s support!”
Earlier this year, Nunes released a four-page document that alleged the FBI had abused its surveillance authority, particularly when it sought a secret court order to monitor a former Trump campaign adviser.
Nunes more recently pushed Justice Department officials to brief lawmakers on the use of an FBI informant whose actions Trump has said amounted to “spying” on his campaign.
As that issue flared up, Trump publicly praised Nunes as “a very courageous man” while both attended the swearing in of Trump’s new CIA director, Gina Haspel.
In other tweets Tuesday, Trump also urged support for John Cox, a Republican candidate for governor in California, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) “and all of the great GOP candidates.”
In doing so, the president also took aim at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
“Keep our country out of the hands of High Tax, High Crime Nancy Pelosi,” Trump said on Twitter.