Ted Cruz Endorsed Donald Trump

Here is what Senator Ted Cruz on his Facebook page and my comment to him and everyone on why he did it.I was responding to the thousands of comments who saw this as a political decision and evaluating it as such. There is much more I can say about why Ted Cruz suspended his campaign that would shed light on this decision, but that will have to wait until after the election.

This election is unlike any other in our nation’s history. Like many other voters, I have struggled to determine the right course of action in this general election.

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.”

After many months of careful consideration, of prayer and searching my own conscience, I have decided that on Election Day, I will vote for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump.

I’ve made this decision for two reasons. First, last year, I promised to support the Republican nominee. And I intend to keep my word.

Second, even though I have had areas of significant disagreement with our nominee, by any measure Hillary Clinton is wholly unacceptable — that’s why I have always been #NeverHillary.

Six key policy differences inform my decision. First, and most important, the Supreme Court. For anyone concerned about the Bill of Rights — free speech, religious liberty, the Second Amendment — the Court hangs in the balance. I have spent my professional career fighting before the Court to defend the Constitution. We are only one justice away from losing our most basic rights, and the next president will appoint as many as four new justices. We know, without a doubt, that every Clinton appointee would be a left-wing ideologue. Trump, in contrast, has promised to appoint justices “in the mold of Scalia.”

For some time, I have been seeking greater specificity on this issue, and today the Trump campaign provided that, releasing a very strong list of potential Supreme Court nominees — including Sen. Mike Lee, who would make an extraordinary justice — and making an explicit commitment to nominate only from that list. This commitment matters, and it provides a serious reason for voters to choose to support Trump.

Second, Obamacare. The failed healthcare law is hurting millions of Americans. If Republicans hold Congress, leadership has committed to passing legislation repealing Obamacare. Clinton, we know beyond a shadow of doubt, would veto that legislation. Trump has said he would sign it.

Third, energy. Clinton would continue the Obama administration’s war on coal and relentless efforts to crush the oil and gas industry. Trump has said he will reduce regulations and allow the blossoming American energy renaissance to create millions of new high-paying jobs.

Fourth, immigration. Clinton would continue and even expand President Obama’s lawless executive amnesty. Trump has promised that he would revoke those illegal executive orders.

Fifth, national security. Clinton would continue the Obama administration’s willful blindness to radical Islamic terrorism. She would continue importing Middle Eastern refugees whom the FBI cannot vet to make sure they are not terrorists. Trump has promised to stop the deluge of unvetted refugees.

Sixth, Internet freedom. Clinton supports Obama’s plan to hand over control of the Internet to an international community of stakeholders, including Russia, China, and Iran. Just this week, Trump came out strongly against that plan, and in support of free speech online.

These are six vital issues where the candidates’ positions present a clear choice for the American people.

If Clinton wins, we know — with 100% certainty — that she would deliver on her left-wing promises, with devastating results for our country.

My conscience tells me I must do whatever I can to stop that.

We also have seen, over the past few weeks and months, a Trump campaign focusing more and more on freedom — including emphasizing school choice and the power of economic growth to lift African-Americans and Hispanics to prosperity.

Finally, after eight years of a lawless Obama administration, targeting and persecuting those disfavored by the administration, fidelity to the rule of law has never been more important.

The Supreme Court will be critical in preserving the rule of law. And, if the next administration fails to honor the Constitution and Bill of Rights, then I hope that Republicans and Democrats will stand united in protecting our fundamental liberties.

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.

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.



Dear Senator Cruz;

It would appear from the comments that you just committed political suicide. By Endorsing Donald Trump you hurt your chances to become the nominee in 2016 or ever. So, anyone you calls s you a sell-out, a traitor or a coward are wrong. No one can argue that this was merely a political move when it was so politically bad for your future. So let me tell those who are angry with your decision why I think you did it.

1. Ted Cruz gave his reasons for endorsing Trump in his post. As someone who chased down every rumor, accusation, and innuendo about Ted Cruz during the Primary, I can assert that Ted Cruz is honest, consistently and sometimes frustratingly honest. I think he saw Trump instinctively opposing the Internet giveaway while Hillary supported it as a clear advantage to have Trump in the white house.

2. I also believe that Ted Cruz was really bothered by not fulfilling his pledge to support the eventual nominee. Many people, including myself, gave valid reasons why he should rescind that pledge but we were just making excuses by blaming Trump. A decision not to endorse Trump would be a political one, and to endorse Trump would be a principled one, like it or not. I don't like the fact that Ted Cruz endorsed Trump, but it was not an unprincipled decision.

3. We all know that if Ted Cruz did not Endorse Donald Trump and Trump loses, all that Trumpsters and their allies in the media, particularly Talk Radio, would have blamed Ted Cruz. It would not matter how unacceptable Trump made himself, or what stupid things Trump said, or how Trump failed to fund a ground game or how inept Trumps campaign was run , It would all be Ted Cruz's fault. Trump and his surrogates' are already planning a Cruz smear campaign if he loses on a new Trump media empire. Ted Cruz by his very tame endorsement, took that blame game right off the table.

I think Ted Cruz did what he did because he was putting his country above his career. I also think that Ted Cruz did not address the main reason so many of us oppose Donald Trump.
What we do not like is how a Trump Presidency will forever change the face of the Republican Party. Moreover, a whole generation of young voters will associate our values with Donald Trump.
There is evidence that Trump will work with the GOP establishment to destroy the true conservatives, the Tea Party types, and any Libertarian leaning members.

Another reason is the way Trumps big government programs would have no resistance from either party. We just saw how Trump's new social welfare program for universal childcare, was supported by so-called conservatives, simply because Trump proposed it.

A big reason why I cannot get behind a Donald Trump Presidency is that he has all the earmark of an authoritarian dictator. Every policy is a top down mandate without any Constitutional authority. He rates world leaders by how much control they wield over their subjects. This is a real problem because I am choosing who will preside over the lives of my children for possibly the next eight years.

Lucas Delgado
Last week Preibus announced anyone not endorsing Trump may not be able to run again. That's why he did it. I would like to think these good things about him but I believe it was due to him wanting to run and fearing no GOP support if he did not endorse.
  • September 26, 2016
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Willis Pebble
I think Ted Cruz did it precisely for the reasons he said in his Facebook post. I am very disappointed in him for doing it.
  • September 28, 2016
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Dale Barnes
It was the right thing to do for Ted and it is the right thing to do for anyone who has the insight enough to know what a Clinton Presidency will do to this country. Even at his worse, we will survive Trump. I can't say the same about Hillary Clinton.
  • September 27, 2016
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Willis Pebble
If you look at the state of both candidates, the Republicans praising a new social welfare program becasue Trump's daughter thought it up, I can make the case we did not survive the Obama Presidency. At least not as a Constitutional Republic. Face it the United States as we knew it is over. It will...
  • September 28, 2016
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