Rep. Jim Banks holds off endorsing Trump 2024, says Republicans need to 'unpack' disappointing midterms

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Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., says erstwhile President Donald Trump could marque a bully campaigner successful 2024, but declined to connection his endorsement, saying helium was focused connected "unpacking" his party's disappointing midterm predetermination results.

Banks, who is moving to beryllium bulk whip for Republicans successful the House, made the connection successful a Fox News Sunday interrogation with big Shannon Bream. Bream pressed the Republican connected what his party's plans were for their caller slim bulk successful the House, arsenic good arsenic his thoughts connected 2024.

"Is [Trump's] announcement connected Tuesday, we expect, a bully oregon atrocious happening for the GOP?" Bream asked.

"Donald Trump remains a precise fashionable fig successful the Republican Party," Banks said, arguing that the GOP fares amended erstwhile helium is connected the ballot.

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Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., speaks astatine a property league pursuing a Republican caucus gathering astatine the U.S. Capitol connected June 8, 2022.

Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., speaks astatine a property league pursuing a Republican caucus gathering astatine the U.S. Capitol connected June 8, 2022. (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks astatine the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) astatine the Hilton Anatole connected August 06, 2022 successful Dallas, Texas.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks astatine the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) astatine the Hilton Anatole connected August 06, 2022 successful Dallas, Texas. (Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

Bream past pointed to the Trump-endorsed candidates successful tight Senate races who lost, giving Democrats power implicit the Senate.

"He besides supported galore candidates who won astir the country," Banks responded. "He wasn't connected the ballot successful 2022, that thing to retrieve too…the 2024 superior is successful beforehand of us, but we're inactive unpacking what happened past Tuesday."

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Asked astir endorsing Trump for 2024, Banks demurred.

"Look, I judge that Donald Trump was a precise effectual president for our country. I judge helium could beryllium a precise effectual president for our state again. I'll prevention my endorsement for different clip for the 2024 race," helium said.

JD Vance, co-founder of Narya Capital Management LLC and US Republican Senate campaigner for Ohio, right, talks connected signifier with erstwhile US President Donald Trump during a 'Save America' rally successful Vandalia, Ohio, US, connected Monday, Nov. 7, 2022.

JD Vance, co-founder of Narya Capital Management LLC and US Republican Senate campaigner for Ohio, right, talks connected signifier with erstwhile US President Donald Trump during a 'Save America' rally successful Vandalia, Ohio, US, connected Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. (Joshua A. Bickel/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Many conservatives person argued that the disappointing show of Trump-endorsed candidates successful choky races is simply a motion the enactment needs to determination connected from the erstwhile president. Nevertheless, fewer if immoderate Republican members of Congress person spoken against Trump since predetermination day.

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Banks is successful contention with Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., for the GOP whip position.

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