Congressman Tom Reed Backing Donald Trump

2/9 New York Republican House Reps Now Backing Trump

Ithaca area Congressman Tom Reed announced his support for leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday evening.

“Now is the time to unite behind the candidate who I believe will be our nominee, Donald Trump,” a statement by Reed read. “We must move beyond the bombastic rhetoric to positive discussion about creating jobs and improving the lives of all Americans. We all care about improving people’s lives — that should always be our focus.” reported that Reed was coming under pressure by Republicans and Democrats to announce his endorsement ever since Jeb Bush, whom Reed initially backed, dropped out. According to, Buffalo developer Carl Paladino, a big supporter of Trump, played an influential role in convincing Reed to endorse Trump, and is working to get Trump endorsements from New York’s other Republican congressmen.

“Between voting for John Boehner every year he ran for speaker and endorsing a faux conservative like Donald Trump, we have seen Tom Reed prove that he will endorse the worst people the GOP has to offer in order to preserve his grasp on power,” said Rocco Lucente, former chair of the Town of Ulysses GOP.

Reed is not the first New York congressman to endorse Trump. In February, Buffalo area Republican Congressman Chris Collins became the first sitting member of the House of Representatives to endorse Trump.

Reed’s endorsement of Trump potentially opens a new avenue of attack by his budding primary challenger, engineer and political activist Gary Perry. Perry seems to be positioning himself as a conservative alternative to Reed, saying of the incumbent, “He just doesn’t vote like a true conservative.”

Perry is also close to Paladino, having helped with his 2010 run for governor.

5 Comments on Congressman Tom Reed Backing Donald Trump

  1. The only reason RINO Congressman Reed has come out and indorsed Donald Trump is because he is facing a primary from a fiscal conservative who has openly criticized Reed’s support of John Boehner and Paul Ryan’s PORK laden Omnibus Bills.
    These Omnibus Bills allow the Congress to hide more Pork spending than if they passed the twelve Appropriations Bills.
    Congressman Reed has followed lock-step with the GOP leadership and also voted to increase teh debt limit.
    It is time for a fiscally responsible Republican candidate to be put in office.

  2. Ted Cruz voted against extending benefits for 9/11 first responders!

    Leaked phone records indicate Ted Cruz used DC Madam to hire prostitutes; the corrupt SCOTUS just decided that further information regarding the case should not be made available to the public. Cruz is all about protecting HIS privacy but continually votes to support the Patriot Act so the government can invade ours! Cruz also blatantly cheats in the elections. He insists that big money donations are free speech and is completely beholden to exploiters like the Koch brothers, Goldman Sachs, Robert Mercer, etc. He is a free-trading, war-mongering, privacy-invading, exploiter-funded puppet who won’t secure our southern border, support fair trade, stop policing the world, respect our privacy, stop corporations from undermining our democracy, or anything else the exploiters don’t want him to.

    Cruz is the typical snake politician. It is a shame that people are so easily fooled into supporting all the slick-talking, two-faced lawyers in DC (Clinton, Obama, Cruz, SCOTUS, etc.) selling out our country to the parasitic exploiters.

  3. One of the reasons I support both Trump and Sanders is in the hopes that Americans become more privy to the corruption we have. When party activists in Colorado can choose delegates without any input from the voters, and those activists are establishment supporters, there is nothing that will persuade those activists to pick any delegates who support an insurgent candidate. The entire process is designed to stop insurgent candidates (which is what Trump is).

    Of course, the exploiter-funded pundits who call Trump a “whiner” and a “loser” because he didn’t get any of the Colorado delegates fail to mention that Trump never had a chance to get any of them in the first place as an insurgent. The rigged process helps to ensure America’s exploiters maintain power. The exploiter-funded media puppets are saying that what happened was perfectly fine because the committee rules enabled them to cancel their election from the outset and then give the delegates to whomever they wanted (RIP democracy).

    If Kasich were the current viable anti-insurgent candidate rather than Cruz, they would have given Kasich all of the Colorado delegates instead of Cruz. Despite that, Cruz is trying to convince people that it was his “superior organization” that deprived Trump and Kasich of getting even a single delegate…LOL. Three cheers for America, our exploiter-controlled media, our rigged election process, our two-faced politicians, and the ignorant people who don’t question any of it!

  4. Here’s a video from a Colorado delegate ejected from the process because he supported Trump:

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