Ted Cruz Lets Loose on Why He’s Standing by Trump: “Hillary Clinton Is an Absolute Disaster”

Loads of Republicans are abandoning Donald Trump in the days after footage leaked of him boasting that he could get away with grabbing women by their private parts.

Ted Cruz is not on that list.

The Texas Republican stood by Trump on Monday, telling a Texas TV station that Hillary Clinton is far worse. Via Politico:

“I am supporting the Republican nominee because I think Hillary Clinton is an absolute disaster. Now my differences with Donald, I have articulated at great length during the campaign. And I tried all my might,” Cruz told Maggan Rennels of Channel 6. “It was an amazing journey.”

Rennels followed up by asking Cruz about whether he’d run for president again. Cruz didn’t rule it out: “We’ll see what the future holds.”

Cruz is facing a tougher-than-expected re-election bid in 2018, in a state with an outsized share of Republican talent.

But for now, at least, he’s right by The Donald’s side:

CORAL GABLES, FL - MARCH 10: Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), listen to the national anthem before the start of the CNN, Salem Media Group, The Washington Times Republican Presidential Primary Debate on the campus of the University of Miami on March 10, 2016 in Coral Gables, Florida. The candidates continue to campaign before the March 15th Florida primary. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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