Conservative columnist Erick Erickson, who declared himself “Never Trump” during the 2016 election, endorsed President Trump for reelection in 2020 on Monday.
In a column on his site, The Resurgent, Erickson writes that some of his concerns about Trump remain, but that the president and Vice President Pence have “earned [his] vote.”
“I still struggle on the character issue and I understand Christian friends who would rather sit it out than get involved,” Erickson writes. “But I also recognize that we cannot have the Trump Administration policies without President Trump and there is much to like.”
The columnist says he voted third-party in 2016, but that “the path of opting out or protesting now … seems irrelevant.”
He also echoes Trump’s criticism of the media as an “anti-Trump operation,” saying, “The daily litany of misreported and badly reported stories designed to paint this Administration in a negative light continues to amaze me.”
Erickson is amazed that there are still people who act and sound like 2015-era Erick Erickson.