Cruz Endorses Trump: ‘This Race Is Over’
WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 30: Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during the Senate Judiciary Committee markup hearing on Thursday, November 30, 2023.
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced on Tuesday night that he was endorsing former President Donald Trump for president after his win in the Iowa caucuses this week.

Cruz — who had declined to make an endorsement last year, saying that he was friends with both Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis — said that Trump’s win on Monday night was “decisive.”

“I’m a big believer in letting democracy play out,” he said. “Well, last night it played out and I gotta say, Trump’s victory was across the board, he won 51% of the vote, he won 98 of the counties. Congratulations to President Trump on that dominating victory. And at this point, I believe this race is over. So I am proud to endorse Donald Trump for President of the United States, I look forward to supporting him enthusiastically because I think it’s time for the Republican Party to unite, for us to come together.”

“We’ve got to beat Joe Biden, we’ve got to beat this disastrous cultural Marxist agenda in the White House,” he continued. “We got to retake the United States Senate. We’ve got to hold the House. We got to come together and win and with the results last night, the people have spoken, it’s time to move onward to victory in November.”

Cruz said that looking at the map, he did not see a path to victory going forward for anyone other than Trump.

“New Hampshire may be closely contested, we’ll see what happens,” he said. “I think after New Hampshire, it will go to South Carolina, I believe in South Carolina, you’re gonna see Trump win a dominating victory in South Carolina. And after that, you’ve got Super Tuesday. I don’t see a path for any candidate after that. And I’m a big believer, we need to let the process play out. It did and the results last night — 51%, 98 counties — that’s compelling. And and at this point, I think the contrast needs to be on substance and policy and records.”



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