EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Andy Barr supports former President Trump, telling Fox News Digital that Americans “must rally behind” him to provide “strong leadership both at home and abroad.”
Barr, R-Ky., told Fox News Digital on Monday of his support.
“I cannot stand idly by while Joe Biden and his disastrous policies continue to erode what makes America the greatest country in the world,” Barr said. “Since Biden took office, we have witnessed record illegal immigration at the southern border, 40-year high inflation, and a menacingly weak foreign policy that has prompted aggression from our adversaries.”
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However, Barr said, “despite all of this, Democrats and the ‘big media’ are doing everything they can to ensure that Joe Biden remains president.”
“Donald Trump is the only candidate capable of defeating Joe Biden and restoring the America First agenda,” he said.
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Barr, reflecting on the Trump administration, said Americans were “paying less at the pump and at the grocery store.”
“The incomes of American families have increased and their small businesses have thrived,” he said, adding that neither development was a “coincidence.”
“They were a direct product of Trump’s pro-economic growth and low-tax policies,” he told Fox News Digital, saying Biden’s policies had “achieved the opposite.”
“As Kentuckians and Americans, we must rally behind a leader who understands the importance of strong leadership, both at home and abroad,” he said. “That’s why, to protect our country and ensure prosperity, I support Donald J. Trump for President of the United States.”
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Meanwhile, a source close to Barr told Fox News Digital that if a Senate seat were open for 2026, the congressman could be “a strong contender.”
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“Barr is a prolific fundraiser and capable legislator who would be a formidable ally for the America First agenda in the Senate,” the source told Fox News Digital.
This source said Barr’s early support for Trump “could portend a closer working relationship” between Barr and Trump in the years to come.