Trump endorses Cornyn, who is wary of O'Rourke 2020 threat

President Donald Trump is endorsing Sen. John Cornyn for re-election in 2020, saying the chamber's No. 2 Republican "has done an outstanding job for the people of Texas."

AUSTIN, Texas -- President Donald Trump is endorsing Sen. John Cornyn for re-election in 2020, saying the chamber's No. 2 Republican "has done an outstanding job for the people of Texas."

The president tweeted Thursday that Cornyn is "strong" on the Second Amendment, the U.S.-Mexico border and crime, and "loves" the military.

Trump added: "John has my complete and total endorsement." Cornyn isn't expected to have a close re-election fight.

Still, Trump's endorsement follows Cornyn sending out a fundraising email to supporters on Wednesday titled "Stop Beto," and suggesting that former Rep. Beto O'Rourke could challenge him.