Miami Mayor Francis Suarez announced today that he is suspending his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. The announcement came via a heartfelt Twitter post, where Suarez expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to run for the highest office in the land.
“Running for President of the United States has been one of the greatest honors of my life,” Suarez began. “This country has given so much to my family and me. The prospect of giving back at the highest levels of public service is a motivator if not a calling.”
Suarez had planned to use his campaign to showcase the success story of Miami, a city he describes as “America’s most successful city,” especially in contrast to other cities struggling with issues like poverty, unemployment, and crime. “I know what we have achieved during my tenure leading the City of Miami can be replicated in every community in our great country,” he stated.
While Suarez may be stepping back from the presidential race, he made it clear that his commitment to public service and conservative values remains. He emphasized a need for the Republican Party to reach out to the Hispanic community, which he described as “the fastest-growing voting group in our country.”
Running for President of the United States has been one of the greatest honors of my life. This country has given so much to my family and me. The prospect of giving back at the highest levels of public service is a motivator if not a calling. Throughout this process, I have met…
— Mayor Francis Suarez (@FrancisSuarez) August 29, 2023
“The Left has taken Hispanics for granted for far too long, and it is no surprise that so many are finding a home in America’s conservative movement,” Suarez said. He also pointed out that younger voters, Independents, urban voters, and suburban women should find a “comfortable home in the GOP and its policies.”
Suarez did not hold back in criticizing the current administration, citing ongoing issues such as high inflation, elevated interest rates, border security, and rising crime rates. “We deserve better,” he declared.
In his closing, Suarez wrote about his eagerness to collaborate with other Republican presidential candidates to ensure the party nominates a strong, unifying figure. “I look forward to keeping in touch with the other Republican presidential candidates and doing what I can to make sure our party puts forward a strong nominee who can inspire and unify the country,” he concluded.