With the recent endorsement of Donald Trump from Ted Cruz, the senator has claimed it took months of prayer for him and his family to come to this decision. According to him, this was not a political move or part of any deal. Check out his full statement.
For Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas), the decision to endorse Republican nominee Donald Trump wasn’t an easy one.
Although for the former Republican presidential nominee’s supporters the decision seemed to be sudden and rash, Cruz told KTRK-TV Friday that the decision to support Trump didn’t come as a result of a political deal, but rather it came after several months of thought and prayer.
“There were no deals,” Cruz told the news station. “We had been engaged in conversations. You know it’s been a decision as I said I’ve been thinking about and praying about for weeks and months, discussing it with my family, and I made the decision today and announced it Friday.”
Following his non-endorsement of Trump during the Republican national convention in July, Cruz took a lot of heat from Republicans and supporters alike. At the time, Cruz instructed Republicans to “vote their conscience,” a phrase that drew a large number of “boos” during his speech.
During an interview with the Texas Tribune Friday, Cruz invoked the phrase again, this time in-favor of Trump.
“I don’t believe I could in good conscience look my kids in the eyes and say I sat by [and let Clinton win],” Cruz told the newspaper.