Mega Influential Christian Conservative Leader Endorses Ted Cruz

Stating that he has been watching constitutional conservative presidential candidate Ted Cruz and that he has observed he does exactly what he promised to do, Tony Perkins, the man Donald Trump blamed for his infamous “Two Corinthians” gaffe, officially endorsed the Texas senator on Tuesday evening.

Perkins, the head of the influential pro-family Christian group, the Family Research Council, the organization led for several years and founded by Dr. James Dobson, who also endorsed Ted Cruz, announced his endorsement of Ted Cruz on FOX News’ The Kelly File with Megyn Kelly.

Tony Perkins called Ted Cruz “bold,” “smart,” and said he is “not afraid to upset people” in order to do the “right thing” and is willing to not worry about making everybody happy.

Perkins called Cruz the “best positioned” and “best prepared” to repair the Obama Regime’s havoc and destruction they have caused to America.

Tony Perkins explained his endorsement further:

“This is about his standing on conservative principles. It’s about his standing on the Constitution, not about his standing in the polls or his standing with his colleagues. 

That’s why I support him. He’s a bold leader and a leader we need right now in America.”

Megyn Kelly, who Donald Trump despises so much that he decided to forgo the next GOP presidential debate on Thursday because she is one of the moderators, a move that opened the door for Ted Cruz to issue a challenge to debate Trump one-on-one, with or without moderators, then asked Tony Perkins why he didn’t endorse the bombastic billionaire and reality TV star.

“Donald Trump, there are things about him that are attractive,” Perkins answered. “I actually find him interesting,” he said, refusing to say anything negative about Trump.

Perkins said that “what did it for him” was watching Ted Cruz, doing what he said he would do when he first ran for office.

To the criticism that Cruz doesn’t get along with Washington insiders, Perkins said that “If everybody gets along with you in this city, you’re in trouble. Because that means you’re not doing anything worthwhile.”


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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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