Just days ahead of the Republican primary in South Carolina, Medal of Honor recipient and Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for president and told he Independent Journal
that Cruz is "ready to lead the country."
"I am confident that Ted Cruz has the ability and resolve to be commander-in-chief. His record of standing up and fighting for what he believes in shows that he is not someone who buckles under pressure.
"Ted is ready to lead this country — and I look forward to help uniting conservatives and veterans behind this campaign," said Meyer, who is only the third recipient of the military's highest honor since the Vietnam War.
Meyer was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan in 2009 and when accepting his endorsement, Cruz noted in a statement on his website that Meyer is "a man of courage and principle."
"We need to restore America's leadership in the world at a time when Obama's foreign policy has put America and it's national security interests in jeopardy. I am honored to have Dakota's support and have him as part of our team to help win the White House in 2016," Cruz said in a statement.
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