Former Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz has decided to publicly endorse GOP nominee Donald Trump after months of refusing to do so.
The Texas senator finally made the announcement Friday via his Facebook page, where he noted six key policy points which ultimately informed his decision.
Cruz had previously refused to endorse Trump after a perceived attack from businessman toward his wife, Heidi.
“I am not in the habit of supporting people who attacked my wife and attacked my father,” Cruz said in July, when he considered reneging on an RNC pledge to support whatever candidate secured the nomination. “That pledge was not a blanket commitment that if you go and slander and attack Heidi that I’m gonna nonetheless come like a servile puppy dog and say, ‘Thank you very much for maligning my wife and maligning my father.'”
Cruz was referring to an image retweeted by Trump contrasting the candidates’ wives.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 24, 2016
Before that, Cruz was likely not too happy he had earned the nickname “Lying Ted” from his Republican opponent, a title the candidate used at a Republican debate hosted by Fox News.