Top Republican Refuses To Endorse Trump

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Republican Senator Ted Cruz has claimed that endorsing either Florida Governor Ron DeSantis or former President Donald Trump in the 2024 Republican primary presidential race would just harm his re-election attempt.

In an interview on Newsmax, Cruz argued that currently the primary race was “essentially a two-man race” between the two men and pledged that he would support whoever won the Republican nomination in the 2024 Presidential race.

A recently released Cygnal poll showed that Trump currently held an impressive lead against all other candidates in the Republican presidential race with 53 percent of Republican voters backing his presidential bid. In second place was Vivek Ramaswamy with 11 percent while DeSantis had dropped to third place with 10 percent.

Several bookies’ odds have also shown that Ramaswamy has managed to climb onto the third place, while DeSantis is struggling to maintain the support that he has gained so far.

Cruz, who had been one of the Republican candidates in 2016 stated that when it came to the presidential primary race he was not going to take a position. He further argued that he was good friends with both men and that he believes DeSantis has done a great job in Florida. He added that it is up to the voters to make a decision on who they want to back.

He proceeded to claim that supporting either DeSantis or Trump was only going to work in alienating a part of the Republican base and thus hurt his re-election hope. This was one of the reasons why he was choosing not to take a position in the race. As he noted, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has also made it clear that the Democrats are eyeing Cruz’s seat in the next election cycle, which is why he will need the support of the entire Republican base to hold onto his seat.

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