Texas Senator Ted Cruz has endorsed former President Donald Trump for the presidency.
This endorsement comes following Trump’s “dominating victory” in the Iowa caucuses, where he secured 51 percent of the vote, defeating other Republican contenders such as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, and biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy.
In a statement, Senator Cruz expressed his belief that the race for the presidency was over and that it was time for the Republican Party to unite behind Donald Trump. He highlighted the need to defeat President Joe Biden and what he called the “disastrous cultural Marxist agenda in the White House.” Cruz argued that Americans are worse off under the current administration, citing issues related to immigration and policies that have favored big tech firms.
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While Cruz acknowledged that the upcoming New Hampshire contest may be closely contested, he asserted that there was “no path to victory other than for Donald Trump.” In his endorsement, he urged supporters to make donations to support both himself and President Trump in their efforts to defeat Joe Biden and “Save America.”
I am proud to endorse Donald J. Trump for President.
Now is the time for us to unite to oust Joe Biden and save our country from the Democrats’ destructive agenda.
To help us win this fight, please make a donation right now to support me and President Trump as we work together…
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 17, 2024
It is worth noting that Cruz’s endorsement faced criticism from President Trump, who warned both Cruz and Senator Josh Hawley to be cautious ahead of their own reelection bids in 2024. Cruz responded to the criticism by emphasizing his support for the voting process and highlighting Trump’s “dominating victory” in the Iowa caucuses.
In conclusion, Senator Ted Cruz’s endorsement of Donald Trump for president follows Trump’s significant win in the Iowa caucuses. Cruz cited the need to defeat President Joe Biden and what he perceives as a detrimental agenda in the White House. While facing some backlash, Cruz remains committed to supporting the Republican Party and believes there is no viable alternative to Donald Trump as the GOP nominee for the presidency.