Trump endorses Rep. D’Esposito in NY-04 re-election race

Trump endorses Rep. D’Esposito in NY-04 re-election race
U.S. Rep. Anthony D'Esposito, of Island Park. (Photo courtesy of the Town of Hempstead)

Former President Donald Trump endorsed Republican Rep. Anthony D’Esposito Sunday in the NY-04 congressman’s race for re-election.

“Congressman Anthony D’Esposito is a fantastic and highly effective representative for the people of New York’s 4th Congressional District,” Trump wrote in a social media post. “A retired NYPD police detective, Anthony is working hard to Uphold the Rule of Law, Create Jobs and Lower Inflation, Secure the Border, and Support our Incredible Military and Police Officers. Anthony D’Esposito has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”

The Nassau County Republican Committee officially made D’Esposito the party’s nominee in February. The congressman publicly endorsed Trump on the night he was nominated during a speech.

D’Esposito echoed this message of support for the controversial former president after Trump’s recent endorsement.

“Under President Donald Trump, America was respected on the global stage, families had more money in their wallets, and our southern border was not the disaster that it is today under Joe Biden’s watch,” D’Esposito said in a statement. “With President Trump back in the White House, my House Republican colleagues and I will finally have a partner in government equally committed to securing our borders, stopping the crime crisis, standing up to our enemies overseas, and ending Joe Biden’s inflation-inducing, progressive spending spree.  I am honored to receive President Trump’s endorsement.”

D’Esposito has been outspoken on a number of recent issues, including his disapproval of the incoming MTA congestion pricing plan and pro-Palestinian college protests.

The Island Park representative called congestion pricing a “cash grab” and accused the MTA of financial mismanagement in May.

D’Esposito joined 13 other congressmen in an April letter imploring Columbia University alumni and donors to pull their donations until the university president resigned amid the pro-Palestine protests that took place on college campuses across the country throughout April and May.

D’Esposito first ran for Congress in 2022, securing a victory and flipping the seat from Democrat to Republican.

While in Congress, D’Esposito has supported the impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. House Republicans claimed Mayorkas was to blame for issues at the southern border amid high illegal immigration. Mayorkas’ impeachment was only the second Cabinet secretary impeached in the country’s history.

D’Esposito supported H.R. 2, the Republican-backed “Secure the Border Act,” which passed the House but had not made it through the Senate before a new border bill was introduced in January.

The congressman also supported a House resolution that overturned a Washington, D.C., law that lowered penalties for certain crimes.

Prior to his work in Congress, D’Esposito served as an NYPD detective for more than a decade and worked as chief of the Island Park Fire Department.

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