Phil Robertson, patriarch of the “Duck Dynasty” clan, endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for president Wednesday.
“My qualifications for President of the United States are rather narrow,” Robertson said in a video released by the Cruz campaign. “Is he or she Godly, does he or she love us, can he or she do the job, and finally would they kill a duck and put him in a pot and make him a good duck gumbo? I’ve looked at the candidates, Ted Cruz is my man. He fits the bill. He’s Godly, he loves us, he’s the man for the job, and he will go duck hunting because today we’re going.”
“Ted Cruz is my man, I’m voting for him,” he added.
“I am thrilled to have Phil’s support for our campaign,” Cruz said in a statement. “The Robertson’s are a strong family of great Christian faith and conservative values. Phil’s story of starting off with something small and working hard to achieve the American dream is inspiring. Much like my parents, and many other Americans, who started a small business and worked hard to provide for our family. If we as conservatives come together in 2016 and fight for the values that have made this country exceptional, we will win the White House and turn this country around.”
The ninth season of Duck Dynasty premieres Wednesday night on A&E.
— Duck Dynasty (@DuckDynastyAE) January 13, 2016