Jeb Bush endorsed Ted Cruz on Wednesday morning and urged his fellow Republicans to reject Donald Trump as the next GOP nominee.
In a statement, Bush called Cruz a “consistent, principled conservative who has demonstrated the ability to appeal to voters and win primary contests” and emphasized his disapproval of Trump.
“For the sake of our party and country, we must move to overcome the divisiveness and vulgarity Donald Trump has brought into the political arena, or we will certainly lose our chance to defeat the Democratic nominee and reverse President Obama’s failed policies,” Bush said in the statement.
Several members of the Bush family have been clear about their distaste of Trump, who has been critical of President George W. Bush’s stewardship of the nation and Jeb Bush’s low-key personality.
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