Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has denied sending out a tweet that said conservatives would need a new party if Democrat Hillary Clinton wins the White House, The Hill reports.
Cruz's personal Twitter account on Sunday tweeted a Conservative Review article that predicted Clinton would win the election and true conservatives should leave the GOP and form a new party, along with the words: "Why conservatives will need a new party if/when Hillary wins."
Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier told the New York Post that it "was not tweeted by Sen. Cruz or an authorized handler of the account knowingly. It has been pulled down and we have reached out to Twitter to determine the source."
The Texas senator reluctantly backed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in September after failing to do so for months after losing the GOP bitter primary battle to him.
Even after many Republicans abandoned Trump following the release of the 2005 video in which he made lewd comments about women, Cruz said he would continue to back the real estate magnate.
"I am supporting the Republican nominee, because I think Hillary Clinton is an absolute disaster," Cruz told Channel 6 News in Muleshoe, Texas.
Cruz acknowledged his differences with Trump, but said, "This is an election unlike any other, [and] Hillary Clinton, I think, is manifestly unfit to be president. The policies she's advancing are the continuation of eight years of Barack Obama.
"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."
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