Jeb Bush has endorsed Ted Cruz for president.
The former Florida governor on Wednesday morning announced on Facebook that “I wanted you all to be the first to know that today I am endorsing Ted Cruz for President.”
Bush called the Republican presidential candidate and Texas senator “a consistent, principled conservative who has demonstrated the ability to appeal to voters and win primary contests, including yesterday’s Utah caucus.”
Bush, who recently dropped out of the presidential race, said that “the stakes in 2016 couldn’t be higher.”
Here’s more of Bush’s endorsement of Cruz:
Washington is broken, too many families are stuck in poverty and Western civilization is under attack from radical Islamic terrorists, as evidenced by the horrific attack in Brussels, which was preceded by attacks in Paris and California.
For the sake of our party and country, we must overcome the divisiveness and vulgarity Donald Trump has brought into the political arena or we will certainly lose our chance to defeat the Democratic nominee, most likely Hillary Clinton, this fall.
That is the only way we can reverse President Obama’s failed domestic and foreign policy agenda, and turn our country around.
Republicans can win back the White House and put our nation on a path to security and prosperity if we support a nominee who can unite our party and articulate how conservative policies will help people rise up and reach their full potential.
I hope you will join me in supporting Ted’s campaign by visiting www.tedcruz.org, and contributing and volunteering.
“I’m truly honored to earn Governor Jeb Bush’s support,” Cruz said in a statement. “Governor Bush was an extraordinary governor of Florida, and his record of job creation and education innovation left a lasting legacy for millions of Floridians. His endorsement today is further evidence that Republicans are continuing to unite behind our campaign to nominate a proven conservative to defeat Hillary Clinton in November, take back the White House, and ensure a freer and more prosperous America for future generations.”
This story has been updated.