Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) endorsed Republican presidential candidate John Kasich, his campaign announced on Wednesday.
“Out of the three still in the race for president, John is my guy,” Inhofe said in a news release.
Inhofe said he served with Kasich in Congress when the Ohio governor “spearheaded the effort to balance the federal budget” and helped former President Ronald Reagan “enact his national security agenda.”
“During this time, I also attended a weekly Bible study with him for eight years. You learn a lot about a person when you attend a Bible study together, so I can tell you personally that he is a man of his word. When he talked, people listened,” Inhofe said in the statement.
“Now the country is listening to his message of optimism and results. That’s refreshing. I’m proud to stand by his side as we spread this message to voters in the weeks ahead.”
One of the most stalwart fighters against government overreach in reaction to Big Green and its peddling of climate change hysteria has been Inhofe, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. The Climate Church gospel is one of the many leftist positions that Kasich has adopted on his journey to becoming the most centrist Democrat in the Republican field. It seems odd that Inhofe, of all people, would be OK with this.
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This could simply be a case of Inhofe disliking Ted Cruz, which just reinforces Cruz’s “anti-establishment” bona fides in this most anti-establishment of election cycles.
It also could be that Inhofe just hasn’t been paying close attention. Governor John Kasich has become a lover of taxpayer-funded things and bears almost no resemblance to the guy named John Kasich who was in Congress a long time ago.