Jeff Miller, the eight-term Northwest Florida congressman who announced last month that he would not seek re-election, is throwing his support behind presidential candidate Donald Trump.
“Donald Trump is the only person who has what it takes to shake up the status quo and entrenched bureaucrats in Washington D.C.,” Miller said in a statement. “I am more and more convinced that he has the ability to reach in and right the wrongs in the Department of Veterans Affairs once and for all.”
“America needs Donald Trump and his conservative agenda to shore up and secure our borders and to rebuild our military,” Miller added. “I stand today with Donald Trump, and l support his candidacy for President.”
NBC News reported earlier this month that Miller was advising Trump on national security issues. Miller currently serves as chairman of the House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs and as a member of the Intelligence and Armed Services committees.
Trump is the frontrunner for the Republican nomination for president, currently holding some 987 of the 1,237 delegates necessary to secure to nomination. Texas senator Ted Cruz trails Trump with 562 delegates.