Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho), one of the founding members of the right-wing House Freedom Caucus, is endorsing Republican presidential hopeful Ted CruzTed CruzGraham, Cruz proposal to defund the U.N. is misguided Right renews push for term limits as Trump takes power Dissenting nominees give hope to GOP skeptics of Trump MORE, according to the National Review.
Labrador joins a growing number of Freedom Caucus members who have thrown their support behind Cruz, including Republican Reps. Mark Meadows (N.C.), Tim Huelskamp (Kan.), Ken Buck (Colo.), Alex Mooney (W.Va.) and Paul GosarPaul GosarDems launch early '18 attacks on GOP Senate targets Oversight panel demands answers on Pentagon waste report Arizonans agree: No new national monument MORE (Ariz.).
The Idaho congressman had previously endorsed Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulSanders, Dems defend ObamaCare at Michigan rally Paul: Medicaid expansion 'the big question' Rand Paul: ObamaCare replacement goal is to insure most people at lowest cost MORE (R-Ky.), who dropped out of the race earlier this month.
Labrador took a subtle jab at Cruz last year when he was asked about the Texas senator's involvement in the caucus.
"You’ve talked to us about the Freedom Caucus more than Ted Cruz has talked to us about the Freedom Caucus,” Labrador told a reporter for The New Yorker in December.
Labrador's office wouldn't confirm the endorsement.
Scott Wong contributed to this report.