(RepublicanNews.org) – Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas made a bold statement after the results of the Iowa caucuses, claiming that the GOP nomination context is over and announcing his full endorsement of former President Donald Trump as the party’s nominee.
Although the primaries have not yet taken place, Trump dominated the recent Iowa caucuses and remains ahead in all polls of GOP voters. Cruz feels this is enough to know who the nominee will be, fully backing the former president in a Twitter post the day after the contest.
Cruz said he is “proud to endorse” Trump and that it’s now time for the Republican Party “to unite” in order “to oust” President Joe Biden and save the country from the Democrats, who he says have a “destructive agenda” in mind for the future of the nation. The senator then asked his supporters to “please make a donation right now” to support him and Trump as they “work together” to stop Biden, accompanied by a link.
Critics of the Texas senator swiftly chimed in to remind Cruz about his tumultuous history and relationship with Trump. For example, Trump bestowed upon Cruz the endearing nickname “Lyin’ Ted” back in 2016 and accused him of fraud in the 2016 Iowa caucuses. Trump also shared a post mocking the senator’s wide and suggested that his father had ties to Lee Harvey Oswald, the man accused of assassinating former President John F. Kennedy in 1963.
Cruz responded to the former president by calling him a “sniveling coward” and a “pathological liar.” He also accused Trump of having “an issue with women.” Some of these 2016 attacks from Cruz were posted by his critics and also replayed by media outlets like CNN. It’s unclear what role Cruz will have in the former president’s campaign throughout the next year, but what is clear is that the two have had a rocky relationship in the past.
Trump had a sweeping victory in Iowa on January 15th, garnering 51% of GOP support across the state, more than his two biggest competitors (Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley) combined.
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