While the Republican leadership appears divided on whether they should continue endorsing the party's presidential candidate Donald Trump after a series of video tapes surfaced in which he made lewd and derogatory comments about women, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says he will stick with Trump.
Cruz said he is still backing Trump as he does not want his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton to occupy the White House.
"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," he added.
When asked if he would run for president again, Cruz, who's also up for reelection in 2018, didn't rule out the option. "We'll see what the future holds," he said.
With a view that this election offered a choice between Trump and Clinton, and he believes the latter to be worse, Cruz only endorsed the Republican presidential nominee in late September after surprising conservatives with a shocking snub at the Republican National Convention.
"This is an election unlike any other, but I tell you Hillary Clinton I think is manifestly unfit to be president. The policies she's advancing are the continuation of eight years of Barack Obama," Cruz said.
"We need to have a president, we need to have leaders in Washington that will fight to defend our jobs, to get government off our back and to defend the Constitution and Bill of Rights to keep us safe."
For Cruz, that leader has to be Trump, even though some of his close aides having advised the senator to withdraw his endorsement and the senator going through some serious contemplation.
Despite Trump's major snubs on Cruz -- the billionaire businessman re-tweeted a an unflattering photo of Heidi Cruz next to a glamorous shot of his wife, Melania, linked his father Rafael to the JFK assassination, Cruz continues to stand with Trump.
However, the senator condemned the "locker room talk" as "disturbing and inappropriate."
Cruz had tweeted:
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