In reversal, Cruz endorses Trump

by Jesse Byrnes | The Hill  |  published on September 24, 2016

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has endorsed Donald Trump for president, a stunning reversal after Cruz for months refused to back the GOP presidential nominee.

“Our country is in crisis. Hillary Clinton is manifestly unfit to be president, and her policies would harm millions of Americans. And Donald Trump is the only thing standing in her way,” Cruz wrote in a Facebook post.

“A year ago, I pledged to endorse the Republican nominee, and I am honoring that commitment. And if you don’t want to see a Hillary Clinton presidency, I encourage you to vote for him.”

Cruz, who dropped his own presidential bid in May, acknowledged in his post that he struggled with his decision to support Trump, harkening back to his speech at the Republican National Convention in July when he was booed off the stage for refusing to endorse the business mogul.

“In Cleveland, I urged voters, ‘please, don’t stay home in November. Stand, and speak, and vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket whom you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution,’ ” Cruz said.

  • Walter Flatt

    GOOGLE THE NEW CLINTON CHRONCILES 2015. NO CHRISTIAN, VET, GI, COP OR AMERICAN CAN BE FOR THIS. RETREET

  • Bert

    Ted Cruz just did the right thing! Now we need the others who signed the pledge to do the thing they promised! If they don’t follow through, well then we see their true colors, and label them as RINO’s and politicians! Go Trump, and God Bless the USA!

    • Peter Smith

      I agree Bert. I am a supporter of Ted Cruz and have been since I voted for him in his senatorial bid in Texas. I will continue this support because unlike the disingenuous rants of many Trumpateers, he is a good Conservative and a staunch defender of the Constitution. I can understand his delay in this pledge. That being said, for better or worse, Donald Trump IS the nominee representing the GOP. I don’t agree with all of his platform because some of his beliefs fly directly in the face of my Conservative beliefs. However, I agree with NOTHING in anyone else’s platforms. Hillary belongs in jail, the others belong back under the rocks they crawled out from under. We really need God’s blessing at this point.

      • Elaine

        Trump is at least a decent human being who loves America. True, he is not a genuine conservative … BUT, someone has to stop the downward spiral our country is in due to unfettered liberalism. I would venture to say that Trump is more conservative than liberal, and that he respects ALL of our Constitutional rights and will appoint justices to the Supreme Court who will follow its original intent, and not treat it as a “living document”. The pendulum has to start swinging the other way, but we can’t do an immediate directional shift. First, the pendulum has to stop briefly .. THEN it can begin to swing in the opposite direction. I believe that Ted Cruz has a very bright future when we begin to become more conservative as a nation. At this time, he may have been too much too soon.

        • Peter Smith

          I do believe Trump loves this nation. Can he/will he stop the downward spiral? The verdict is still out, he still has a lot of work to do to flesh out his policies. You believe him to more conservative than liberal, yet he supported the liberal Democratic party for much longer than the GOP. That just doesn’t go away. Verdict is still out on this one as well. His stances on the LGBT issues and his support of Planned Parenthood are just a couple of examples that go against my set of beliefs. The overall absence of fiscal policies to date is also very troublesome. Government is spending “We the People” and our nation into oblivion and no one is addressing this issue. No one has really stepped up and said the government is too big and must be reduced.
          I agree with your statement about Senator Cruz. I just hope we are still a recognizable nation when/if his chance comes.

      • Walter Flatt

        READ ALL THIS AND GOOGLE, THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES AND LISTEN TO ALL AND YOU MAY UNDERSTAND THE DANGER OF THE RINO WAITING TO SUPPORT TRUMP.

        FROM A KOREAN WAR VET, 51/53

        WE NEED TO HAVE A 6 YEAR TERM LIMIT FOR ALL POLITICIANS,(TRUMP MAY NEED 2 TERMS TO GET THIS MESS STRAIGHT). FROM THE LOCAL LEVEL UP, AND NOT ALLOW THEM TO HOLD ANOTHER OFFICE. IF WE PUT IN A 6 YR TERM LIMIT, MAYBE WE COULD GET SOME WORK OUT OF THE ONES WE ELECT, INSTEAD OF TRYING TO BE RE-ELECTED.

        WE NEED TO ABOLISH THE SUPREME COURT AND ELECT A JUDGE FROM EACH STATE WITH A TERM LIMIT OF 6 YEARS. NO MORE LIFERS.

        WE NEED TO OPEN AND CLOSE ALL POLLING STATIONS AT THE SAME TIME. WHY SHOULD I MAKE A EFFORT TO VOTE IF THE BIASED NEWS MEDIA HAS REPORTED A WINNER BEFORE THE BOOTHS CLOSE IN FLORIDA.

        WE NEED TO GET RID OF ALL DELIGATES AND THE ELECTROCIAL COLLEGE AND TAKE THE MAJORITY FROM EACH STATE AND USE THE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS PAID TO THE NEWS MEDIA TO CREATE JOBS.

        FROM A KOREAN WAR VET 51/53

        HAVE WE BEEN SET UP FOR A MUSLIM INVASION, BY HILLIARY, OBAMA, SOROS, AND THE BIASED NEWS MEDIA? IF NOT. READ ALL THE WHYS BELOW.

        WHY DID HILLIARY, OBAMA, & KERRY DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO HELP THE RADICAL MUSLIMS.

        WHY DID THIS ADMINSTRATION TRY AND BUY ALL AMMO?

        WHY TRADE 5 TERRIOST FROM CUBA FOR ONE TRAITOR?

        WHY TRY AND TAKE OUR GUNS? HITLER DID, & HISTORY TELLS US WHAT HAPPENED THERE.

        WHY ALLOW A MINIMUM OF 35 MUSLIM CAMPS HERE IN THE STATES?
        WHY ARE THERE 5 MUSLIM CAMPS IN N. VA. CLOSE TO DC? ARE THEY TO TAKE WASHINGTON?

        WHY BUILD A FEMA CAMP IN EVERY STATE, SOME MORE THAN ONE, WITH ARMED GUARDS? ARE THEY TO HOLD MUSLIMS?

        WHY ARE THEY BRINGING THOUSANDS OF YOUNG MUSLIMS HERE?

        WHY IS THE TAX PAYER HAVING TO FEED, CLOTH & HOUSE THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSAND OF MUSLIMS BEING BROUGHT HERE?

        WHY GIVE THE THOUSANDS OF MUSLIMS BROUGHT IN FREE HEALTH CARE, SPENDING THOUSANDS FOR HOSPITAL CARE?

        WHY ARE THE ILLEGALS BEING TREATED BETTER THAN OUR VETERANS.
        WHY STOP THE TANK AND PLANE SHIPPMENT TO EGYPT, WHEN THEIR ARMY KICK THE RADICALS OUT?

        WHY DID OUR GOVERNMENT SEND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO HELP THE RADICALS IN IRAN, A COUNTRY OUT TO DESTROY US?

        WHY ARE WE SENDING BILLIONS TO ARAB COUNTRIES, AND LETING OUR COUNTRY GO TO POT?

        WHY DONT THEY ENFORCE THE LAW BARRING ALL MUSLIMS FROM THIS COUNTRY?

        WHY IS THE MUSLIM MAJOR IN TEXAS LIVING THAT KILLED 14 SOLDIERS AND WOUNDED A LOT MORE?

        WHY ARE THEY RELEASING ALL MUSLIMS IN CUBA TO GO BACK INTO ACTION TO KILL OUR SOLDIERS?

        WHY DONT WE HANG ALL MUSLIMS CAUGHT AND BURY THEM WITH PIG PARTS, LIKE GENERAL PERSHING DID IN THE PHILLIPENS?

        WHY WAS OBAMA ALLOWED TO SWEAR IN CARLOYN WALKER AS JUDGE IN BROOKLIN USING THE QURAN?

        I SAY, ARM ALL OUR TROUPS TO PREVENT A MUSLIM TAKEOVER. THINK IT IS IMPOSSIBLE. I CAN TAKE 100 AND TAKE ANY BASE IN 1 HOUR.

        BETTER COAT ALL YOU AMMO WITH PIGS BLOOD OR GREASE, THINGS DO NOT LOOK GOOD.

        JUST PRAY THAT DONALD TRUMP IS ELECTED AND IS ABLE TO TAKE OVER AS OUR PRESIDENT.

        GOOGLE THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLE 2015 AND YOU JUST MIGHT KNOW WHY.

        BELOW IS A GOOD REASON WHY I BELIEVE THAT A TAKEOVER TRY IS POSSIBLE. HOW CAN THE BIASED NEWS SAY OBAMA IS NOT A MUSLIM.

        President Obama: This is why you didn’t go to France to show solidarity against the Muslim terrorists:
        * It was you . . . who spoke these words at an Islamic dinner -“I am one of you.”
        * It was you . . . who on ABC News referenced -“My Muslim faith.”
        * It was you who . . . gave $100 million in U.S. taxpayer funds to re-build foreign mosques.
        * It was you who . . . wrote that in the event of a conflict- “I will stand with the Muslims.”
        * It was you who . . . assured the Egyptian Foreign Minister that – “I am a Muslim.”
        * It was you who . . . bowed in submission before the Saudi King.
        * It was you who . . . sat for 20 years in a Liberation Theology Church condemning Christianity and professing Marxism.
        * It was you who . . . exempted Muslims from penalties under Obamacare that the rest of us have to pay.
        * It was you who . . . purposefully omitted – “endowed by our Creator ” – from your recitation of The Declaration Of Independence.
        * It was you who . . . mocked the Bible and Jesus Christ’s Sermon on the Mount while repeatedly referring to the ‘HOLY’ Qur’an.
        * It was you who . . . raveled the Islamic world denigrating the United States of America.
        * It was you who . . . instantly threw the support of your administration behind the building of the Ground Zero Victory mosque overlooking the hallowed crater of the World Trade Center.
        * It was you who . . . refused to attend the National Prayer Breakfast, but hastened to host an Islamic prayer breakfast at the White House.
        * It was you who . . . ordered Georgetown Univ. and Notre Dame to shroud all vestiges of Jesus Christ BEFORE you would agree to go there to speak, but in contrast, you have NEVER requested the mosques you have visited to adjust their decor.
        * It was you who . . . appointed anti-Christian fanatics to your Czar Corps.
        * It was you who . . . appointed rabid Islamists to Homeland Security.
        * It was you who . . . said that NASA’s “foremost mission” was an outreach to Muslim communities.
        * It was you who . . . as an Illinois Senator was the ONLY individual who would speak in favor of infanticide.
        * It was you who . . . was the first President not to give a Christmas Greeting from the White House, and went so far as to hang photos of Chairman Mao on the WH tree.
        * It was you who . . . curtailed the military tribunals of all Islamic terrorists.
        * It was you who . . . refused to condemn the Ft. Hood killer as an Islamic terrorist.
        * It is you who . . . has refused to speak-out concerning the horrific executions of women throughout the Muslim culture, but yet, have submitted Arizona to the UN for investigation of hypothetical human-rights abuses.
        * It was you . . . who when queried in India refused to acknowledge the true extent of radical global Jihadists, and instead profusely praised Islam in a country that is 82% Hindu and the victim of numerous Islamic terrorists assaults.
        * It was you who . . . funneled $900 Million in U.S. taxpayer dollars to Hamas.
        * It was you who . . . ordered the USPS to honor the MUSLIM holiday with a new commemorative stamp.
        * It was you who . . . directed our UK Embassy to conduct outreach to help “empower” the British Muslim community.
        * It was you who . . . funded mandatory Arabic language and culture studies in Grammar schools across our country.
        * It is you who . . . follows the Muslim custom of not wearing any form of jewelry during Ramadan.
        * It is you who . . . departs for Hawaii over the Christmas season so as to avoid past criticism for NOT participating in seasonal WH religious events.
        * It was you who . . . was uncharacteristically quick to join the chorus of the Muslim Brotherhood to depose Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak, formerly America’s strongest ally in North Africa; but, remain muted in your non-response to the Brotherhood led slaughter of Egyptian Christians.
        * It was you who . . . appointed your chief adviser, Valerie Jarrett, an Iranian, who is a member of the Muslim Sisterhood, an off-shoot of the Muslim Brotherhood.
        * It was you who . . . said this country is not a Christian nation.
        * It was you who . . . said the Muslim call to worship is the most beautiful sound on earth.
        * IT WAS YOU WHO GAVE 150 BILLION PLUS TO IRAN.
        * IT WAS YOU WHO RANSOMED 4 PEOPLE FOR 400 MILLION/
        * ARE YOU, KERRY, HILLIARY & THE BIASED NEWS MEDIATO TRYING TO DESTROY OUR COUNTRY?

        • Donnie Buchanan

          Very valid points. I tried to warn people about him in 2008 but was only ridiculed and called racist, but, as the saying is,’The proof is in the pudding’.

        • Peter Smith

          A little long winded, don’t you think Walter? Why you addressed your post in response to my post is a reach. Do you think I have lead my life with the blinders on, ears plugged, and eyes closed so as not to read about what is going on? I have been voicing my opposition to Obama and his regime for almost eight years now. I started before he even took the oath of office.
          If you think a take over is a possibility, have you prepared? I have and continue to augment my reserves. Instead of running around shouting, “the shy is falling, the sky is falling”, why not just say what needs to be said and be ready to do what needs to be done when/if the time arrives?

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