Ted Cruz, currently serving as a Republican U.S. Senator from Texas, is not a widely popular figure — although he did make it almost to the end of the Republican presidential primary before his campaign collapsed under the weight of Donald Trump.
He is facing a re-election battle this year against Democrat Beto O’Rourke, who remains, at present, somewhat of an underdog but has been making strides both in the polls and in fundraising. Weighing heavily on the midterm elections this year are the effects of the Trump presidency, and now, with a new article in TIME, Senator Cruz has made it clear where he stands on the question of Donald Trump. In short, he’s all in.
This article comes despite the fact that Cruz expressed vehement opposition to Trump during the election season. The vitriol, to be sure, went both ways, with Trump having gone so far as to suggest that “Lyin’ Ted’s” father was behind the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
And yet, even still, an article from Cruz published this Thursday in TIME heaps praise on the president like he’s Cruz’s messiah.
The article came out as a part of TIME’s annual list of the 100 most influential people, and reads, in part:
‘President Trump is doing what he was elected to do: disrupt the status quo. That scares the heck out of those who have controlled Washington for decades, but for millions of Americans, their confusion is great fun to watch.’
Cruz is no doubt desperate to be re-elected and hellbent on getting the support of the president’s base for that effort. His past opposition to Trump has already no doubt put him on shaky footing in that regard.