Texas senator repeatedly clashed with Republican nominee in primary
by Robert Schroeder
Ted Cruz said Friday he’ll vote for Donald Trump in November, in a major turnaround for the Texas senator who heatedly clashed with the real-estate mogul during the Republican presidential primary.
In a post on his Facebook page, Cruz said he would vote for Trump “after many months of careful consideration.”
Cruz said he had made the decision for two reasons: his promise to support the Republican nominee and his belief that Democrat Hillary Clinton is “wholly unacceptable.”
Cruz to date had not only refused to endorse Trump but had taken his personal distaste for him to the audience at the Republican convention by saying, “Vote your conscience.” Trump earned Cruz’s ire by suggesting the senator’s father was linked with John F. Kennedy’s assassin and by threatening to “spill the beans” on Cruz’s wife, Heidi.
Cruz ended his own bid for the GOP nomination in May.