Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio picked up several meaty endorsements over the past few days.

Saturday, Townhall’s Guy Benson reported South Carolina firebrand, Rep. Trey Gowdy, has endorsed Sen. Rubio.

Earlier this month, Rep. Gowdy introduced Sen. Rubio on the campaign trail. Fellow Republican contender, Donald Trump, was not impressed.

“His hearings were a disaster. Everybody was looking forward to something that was going to be really productive. And he didn’t win with those hearings. It was a total not-good for Republicans and for the country,” Trump said Sunday morning on “Fox & Friends.” Gowdy chairs the House Republican-led Select Committee on Benghazi, which grilled former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the attack for 11 hours, much of which was broadcast live on cable news. That day was widely regarded as a political win for Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, though some critics chastised that media narrative. But Trump was clearly unhappy with how Gowdy managed that hearing. “I mean, beyond Republicans it was very bad for the country,” he said. “So I hope he does a lot better for Marco than he did for the Benghazi hearings. Because they were not good. That was not a pretty picture.”

 

Sen. Tim Scott also stumped for Rubio in South Carolina.

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