Texas senator Ted Cruz, and one-time Republican presidential candidate, has announced that he will be casting a vote for Donald Trump in the November US general election.
“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,” he wrote in a Facebook post published Sept. 23.
The post from Cruz comes several months after he defiantly withheld any words of support in a speech delivered at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. It also comes on the tail end of an election cycle when the senator was anything but supportive of the nominee’s campaign:
Cruz addressed this apparent self-contradiction in his Facebook post, seeming to decide that a vote for an old in-party enemy might be worth staving off a Hillary Clinton presidency. “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,” he wrote.