Rep. Justin Amash Endorses Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted: Feb 23, 2016 2:05 PM

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), chairman of the House Liberty Caucus, has endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for president.

Amash cited Cruz's commitment to conservatism and his willingness to fight for his beliefs as reasons for his endorsement.

It’s easy to withdraw from politics when the positions and priorities of the candidates do not precisely mirror our own. But we owe it to our beliefs to find constitutional conservative political allies who not only respect our philosophy but also fight for our views to be heard.

We have found such an ally in Senator Ted Cruz.

Ted is not a libertarian and doesn’t claim to be. But he is a principled defender of the Constitution, a brilliant strategist and debater who can defeat the Democratic nominee in the general election, and the only remaining candidate I trust to take on what he correctly calls the Washington Cartel.

Amash also said that he trusts Cruz's ability and unique position as a former Supreme Court clerk and as someone who has argued cases before the Supreme Court to appoint a solid replacement for the late Antonin Scalia. Amash also feels as though Cruz is best to take on the "Washington Cartel."