|Donald Trump (L) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R)|
Writing on his Facebook page today, Sen. Ted Cruz - who came in second for the Republican presidential nomination - announced he will be voting for GOP candidate Donald Trump for president on November 8.
You'll recall that Cruz has said in recent months that Trump is a "sniveling coward" and that he could never imagine see himself endorsing Trump.
Cruz cites possible Supreme Court nominations as his number one reason for endorsing
From his Facebook page:
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.
You can read the full text at the link. But, you get the picture.
The timing is interesting in that recently the RNC and Trump have mentioned "sanctions" against future runs for the White House for any of this year's GOP wanna-be's who don't support Trump.
Hillary Clinton's campaign responded to the endorsement by retweeting a post from Cruz this past spring urging Trump to release his tax returns.