Rep. Chris Collins endorses Trump for President

Posted at 10:58 AM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-24 19:48:22-05

Republican Congressman Chris Collins is coming out to support Republican front-runner Donald Trump in the presidential race.

In a statement released Wednesday, Collins said he is supporting Trump and calling for an "end to business as usual" in Washington.

“Donald Trump has clearly demonstrated that he has both the guts and the fortitude to return our nation’s jobs stolen by China, take on our enemies like ISIS, Iran, North Korea and Russia, and most importantly, reestablish the opportunity for our children and grandchildren to attain the American Dream,” said Congressman Chris Collins. “That is why I am proud to endorse him as the next President of the United States.”

Collins is the first sitting member of Congress to endorse the billionaire real estate mogul. Collins says he and Trump share similar values, including a strong private sector background. Collins advocates running the government like a business.

“If we want to get our nation’s economy growing again and deal with the daunting fiscal issues threatening America’s future, it’s time to say no to professional politicians and yes to someone who has created jobs and grown a business,” added Collins.