After his landslide victory in the Iowa caucus, Donald Trump picked up another critical endorsement on Tuesday.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) endorsed Trump for president.
“Last night was decisive,” Cruz said.
“It was a dominating victory for Donald Trump,” he added.
“At this point, I believe this race is over. So I am proud to endorse Donald Trump for President of the United States,” he continued.
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“I am proud to endorse Donald J. Trump for President. Now is the time for us to unite to oust Joe Biden and save our country from the Democrats’ destructive agenda,” Cruz said.
“To help us win this fight, please make a donation right now to support me and President Trump as we work together to defeat Joe Biden & Save America. Make a strong statement with your support,” he added.
I am proud to endorse Donald J. Trump for President.
Now is the time for us to unite to oust Joe Biden and save our country from the Democrats' destructive agenda.
To help us win this fight, please make a donation right now to support me and President Trump as we work together…
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 17, 2024
From The Texas Tribune:
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, endorsed Donald Trump to be the Republican presidential nominee Tuesday evening after facing pressure from the former president to back his reelection campaign.
Cruz announced his endorsement during an appearance on Fox News with host Sean Hannity one day after Trump easily won the Iowa caucuses that kicked off the 2024 presidential race.
Trump continues to rake in endorsements from the U.S. Senate.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) endorsed Trump on the eve of the Iowa caucus.
Trump also picked up an endorsement from Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT).
The Iowa caucus results show Trump has cemented himself among voters as the clear favorite in the GOP primary, with the former president having already secured key endorsements from Republican Senators.
Trump was the overall victor on Monday night in Iowa after getting 51 percent of the votes, with his 30-point margin over his nearest challenger Florida Governor Ron DeSantis emerging as a record for the state's caucus.Advertisement
Trump has long been considered the frontrunner in the GOP primary, with polls frequently suggesting he has double-digit leads in states across the country over his rivals.
Trump has also enjoyed crucial endorsements from Republican lawmakers and currently has more endorsements from GOP Senators than the rest of the primary field combined.
As noted by FiveThirtyEight's endorsement tracker, Trump currently has the backing of 23 sitting U.S. Senators, including Ohio's J.D. Vance, South Carolina's Lindsey Graham, and Tennessee's Marsha Blackburn.