EDITOR’s NOTE: This post has been updated. An earlier version stated that the Cruz campaign was set to unveil four or more endorsements from Cruz’s fellow senators. The number of senators who will endorse Cruz is not known.
Ted Cruz’s colleagues may loathe him, but at least some seem to have found somebody they dislike even more. With the prospect of Donald Trump’s nomination looming over the GOP, Cruz is set to unveil a slew of endorsements — at least one from a Senate colleague – as early as this week, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Cruz has until now failed to earn the endorsement of any of his fellow senators, a fact that Donald Trump has beaten him over the head with. But as many see Marco Rubio’s prospects dimming, some members of the upper chamber are beginning to make peace with Cruz, convinced that he’s the only candidate who can stop Trump. If Rubio can’t clinch his home state of Florida on March 15, yet more may come forward to back the devil they know.
Nebraska’s Ben Sasse has been one of the only Republican senators to publicly take a stand against Trump thus far. In an interview last week, Sasse recounted the moment South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham conceded that Republicans may have to “rally around Ted Cruz as the only way to stop Donald Trump.”
He said his wife turned to him and said, “Well, there’s a man.”
Sasse, it appears, can now count on at least one more of his Senate colleagues to take a stand against Trump.