Tony Perkins endorses Sen. Ted Cruz for President:
Ted is a constitutional conservative who will fight for faith, family and freedom. He will defend our right to believe and live according to those beliefs. Our families will be protected and freedom will once again mean something in America. I trust Ted to fight to pull America out of the political and cultural tailspin that President Obama’s policies have put us in. This is no normal election; this election is about the very survival of our Constitution and our republic.
Perkins is president of Family Research Council (FRC), one of the nation’s leading voices on pro-life and pro-family issues, host of the daily, nationally syndicated radio show, Washington Watch with Tony Perkins and the author of No Fear: Real Stories of a Courageous New Generation Standing for Truth.
Perkins spoke about his endorsement of Cruz with Megyn Kelly on Fox News' "The Kelly File" Tuesday night:
After looking at these candidates, talking to them, and I have many friends in this race. But I believe the one who is best positioned, best prepared, to lead this nation forward pulling it out of the tailspin that this President has put us in, I believe it's Ted Cruz.He's smart, he's bold, and much like you he's not afraid to upset people to do the right thing. He's not worried about making everyone happy, and I think if you're making everybody happy you're not doing the right things.And I've known Ted, I've supported Ted, I worked closely with him in the Senate.Megyn, this is about his standing on Conservative principles, it's about his standing on the Constitution, not his standing in the polls or his standing with his colleagues. That's why I support him. He's a bold leader, he's the kind of leader we need right now in America.
Pressed repeatedly by Kelly about why he chose Cruse over Donald Trump, Perkins said he was not going to say anything negative about Trump.