Sarah Palin, who recently endorsed Republican front-runner Donald Trump, tweeted a link to a blog post and asked people “Is this why people don’t like Cruz”. The post, published by Palin’s daughter Bristol, criticizes Senator Ted Cruz for bashing Sarah Palin’s endorsement.
“Cruz’s flip-flop, turning against my mom who’s done nothing but support and help him when others sure didn’t, shows he’s a typical politician. How rude to that he’s setting up a false narrative about her!” Bristol Palin wrote.
Is THIS Why People Don’t like Cruz? https://t.co/Qv3iih071S
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) January 19, 2016
The post was in response to criticism from the Ted Cruz campaign.
“I think it [would] be a blow to Sarah Palin, because Sarah Palin has been a champion for the conservative cause, and if she was going to endorse Donald Trump, sadly, she would be endorsing someone who’s held progressive views all their life on the sanctity of life, on marriage, on partial-birth abortion,” spokesman for the Cruz campaign, Rick Tyler, said on CNN.
Sarah Palin, an influential voice in the Tea Party and 2008 Republican Vice President candidate, announced earlier today she was endorsing Donald Trump over Ted Cruz.
“Are you ready to make America great again?” former Alaska Governor Palin said standing next to real estate mogul Donald Trump at a campaign event in Iowa State University. “Are you ready to stump for Trump? I’m here to support the next president of the United States – Donald Trump.”
The endorsement from Sarah Palin comes as Donald Trump battles Ted Cruz for support in Iowa, and days before the first votes are cast. The polls show Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are within points of each other in the early voting state of Iowa.
Ted Cruz, a junior U.S. Senator from Texas, has struggled to make friends in the Senate after taking the unprecedented move of calling Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a liar on the Senate floor. He also drew a firestorm of criticisms from both sides of the political spectrum after spearheading an effort that led to a government shutdown last year.
But even more damaging to the Senator from Texas is a recent audio tape released by Politico where Cruz is heard saying he would not support efforts to overturn the U.S. Supreme court legalizing same-sex marriage and nor other conservative legislative priorities.