Ted Cruz says he’s voting for Donald Trump for president — a surprising about-face after he failed to give a formal endorsement at this summer’s Republican National Convention.
The Texas senator says on Facebook that he made the decision for two reasons. First, his promise to support the Republican nominee. And second, his belief that Democrat Hillary Clinton is “wholly unacceptable.”
The announcement was a bit of a stunner, since the Texan was booed lustily during a floor speech at his party’s convention for urging Republicans to “vote your conscience” without naming Trump.
Cruz finished second to Trump in a bitter primary, but now seems intent on circling the wagons and helping the GOP defeat Clinton.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.