Former Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN) – who ended his prolonged re-election bid in 2009 by conceding to current Sen. Al Franken — is endorsing Jeb Bush for president.
Coleman had previously endorsed Sen. Lindsey Graham, who ended his bid for the White House in December.
On Fox News on Monday, Coleman was asked why he was endorsing Bush. He replied:
I spent the last year working with a pro-Israel community, working with a bipartisan group with Joe Lieberman and Evan Bayh, and Saxby Chambliss, fighting an Iran deal that would pave the way for Iran getting a nuclear weapon…
We all know that ISIS is gaining strength…serious threat to our national security…the one person who is ready to be commander-in-chief on Day 1 is the one person who put together before Paris, before San Bernardino, a plan to defeat ISIS…is Jeb Bush.
“That’s the issue, national security is the issue,” Coleman added. “My friend and colleague Lindsey Graham ended his campaign. I actually chaired Lindsey’s Super PAC, and he said the same thing… The man with the plan, the man who can get it done…who can be commander-in-chief on Day 1 is Jeb Bush.”