As each day passes, it becomes more and more clear that Donald Trump’s oft-repeated narrative that “everybody hates Ted” Cruz is becoming more and more a hyperbolic bloviation at best, and an outright lie and personal smear at worst.
Conservative Congressman Jeff Duncan from South Carolina, a state that has its primary on February 20, released a video on Wednesday declaring his endorsement for Ted Cruz .
“I know that when Ted says he’s gonna do something, he does it,” Rep. Duncan said. “Ted isn’t a campaign conservative. He’s a proven conservative who has led so many credible fights, ranging from defense of our traditional values and for our religious liberties, to fighting runaway government spending, to battling against Obamacare,” Duncan declared.
Jeff Duncan urged conservatives to unite behind Ted Cruz, saying it’s crucial to have a GOP nominee who provides a contrast to Hillary Clinton on issues like health care, immigration and marriage.
Congressman Duncan said that Ted Cruz shares South Carolina values and asked his constituents to volunteer on Cruz’s campaign.
Much of the media and virtually all political pundits opined that Cruz talking about New York values — far-left liberal values — was a losing argument for the Texas senator. But based upon Cruz’s record-setting victory in Iowa over New York businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump, the message must have resonated positively for Cruz.
Duncan joins many other congressmen who have endorsed Ted Cruz, including:
Steve King (IA)
Louie Gohmert (TX)
Jim Bridenstine (OK)
Mo Brooks (AL)
Dana Rohrabacher (CA)
Paul Gosar (AZ)
Tom McClintock (CA)
Ken Buck (CO)
Mark Meadows (NC)
According to Donald Trump, none of the above, or the dozens and dozens of state legislators who have endorsed Ted Cruz, exists because, as he says, “everybody hates Ted.”