Jeb Bush decided to support Texas Sen. Ted Cruz as president, calling him a “conservative principle.”
The former governor of Florida dropped out of the Republican race last month after poor performances in state competitions.
Jeb Bush said Ted Cruz showed the ability to appeal to voters and win primary races, as in Utah on March 22.
Republicans must “overcome the division and vulgarity” that Donald Trump presented, he said.
If not, the GOP will certainly lose the White House to Democrat leader Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush wrote in a Facebook post.
“Republicans can win back the White House and put our nation on the path to security and prosperity if we support a nominee who can unite our party and formulate how conservative policies will help people rise and reach their full potential.” ,, Jeb Bush writes and leads to Ted Cruz’s website.
Speaking to CNN on March 23, Ted Cruz said Jeb Bush’s approval proved that his candidacy had received support among Republicans.
Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney also recently backed Ted Cruz, urging Republican colleagues not to support Donald Trump.
Currently, Donald Trump, the Republican candidate, has the most delegates and said there could be “riots” if he is denied a Republican nomination to come to the party’s convention this summer.
Republicans against Trump are hoping for a mediation convention in which party officials, not delegates, would choose the nominees, but that’s only possible if Donald Trump doesn’t meet the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the nomination.
After races in Utah and Arizona on March 22, Donald Trump has 739 delegates and Ted Cruz has 465.
In 2012, Donald Trump approved Mitt Romney as president, but now the former Republican candidate calls Trump a “fake” and a “fraudster.”
When Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, was still in the race, Donald Trump called it “pathological.” Now Ben Carson supported him.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who attacked Donald Trump in the wake of the election campaign, is backing the billionaire now that he’s out of the race.
Former Republican presidential candidates Carly Fiorina and Lindsey Graham also backed Ted Cruz.
Ted Cruz called on Ohio Gov. John Kasic to drop out of the race and said he would probably find a place for him in his administration.
He said John Kasic was a “spoiler” by taking votes that could help him and help Republicans defeat Donald Trump.
The nasty battle between leading Republicans worsened this week when Donald Trump warned Ted Cruz that he would “spill the nipples on your wife” after an anti-Trump group ran ads in Utah with a photo of Trump’s wife Melania GQ distribution of the magazine.
Ted Cruz replied: “Donald, if you try to attack Heidi, you’re more cowardly than I thought.”