Here’s Why Ted Cruz Will Vote for Donald Trump

Sen. Ted Cruz announced Friday that he intends to vote for Republican candidate for president Donald Trump.

“This election is unlike any other in our nation’s history,” Cruz wrote in a post to Facebook. “Like many other voters, I have struggled to determine the right course of action in this 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.”

Cruz cited two reasons for this decision. One, that last year he promised to support the Republican nominee, “and I intend to keep my word.” Two, “Hillary Clinton is wholly unacceptable—that’s why I have always been #NeverHillary.”

Sen. Cruz then laid out several specific areas of policy that “inform” his decision. He lists the Supreme Court, repealing Obamacare, the Obama/Clinton war on coal, immigration, national security, and internet freedom among the policy issues that make Mr. Trump a preferable choice for the presidency.

On the Supreme Court, Cruz said that he secured an “explicit commitment” from Donald Trump “to nominate only from that list” of justices the Trump campaign has released.

Read Cruz’s full statement below:

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