Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert explains why he’s endorsing Sen. Ted Cruz, telling Breitbart News Daily host Stephen K. Bannon Cruz consistently fought to stop amnesty during his freshman Senate term.
“Everything Ted did… was to slow down [Gang of Eight] and hopefully give us a chance to stop the bill that Rubio was now the face of. So that made it easier to endorse Ted. But, you know, Ted’s integrity — you may disagree with him, you may dislike him — but his integrity was his strength. When you’re in the political game, what you’ve got to do is continually attack their strength,” Gohmert said.
It’s been “hard” to watch GOP frontrunner Donald Trump continuously attack Cruz as a liar, Gohmert said, hinting that retired neurosurgeon Dr. Bn Carson also disappointed him when it came to honesty.
“Seeing Ted attacked, the guy with the most integrity in the presidential race, and that includes Ben Carson — I know Ben, I love his positions. He’s a fellow believer. But I also know different things behind the scenes that have gone on and that’s why I supported Ted.”
“I think Ted is going to do well in Texas. I think Trump — it’s hard not to love the guy when you’ve been in the battles we have and the battle scars to show for it,” Gohmert said. “But I also know that like Romney, he’s got video of both sides of every issue.”
When watching the CNN/Telemundo/Salem debate taking place in Houston, Texas Thursday evening, Gohmert advised voters to be skeptical of candidates who haven’t quite hewed to the conservative script: “If you’re listening to a candidate that you know who has said the exact opposite, then just think in your mind, ‘Wow, another Romney.'”
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