Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho), one of the founding members of the right-wing House Freedom Caucus, is endorsing Republican presidential hopeful Ted CruzTed CruzTrump to interview four candidates for national security adviser Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at CPAC Reports: Petraeus off the list, Trump down to three candidates to replace Flynn 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 GosarTrump administration doesn't care about the housing needs of low-income people Freedom Caucus meets with senators on ObamaCare replacement McCarren-Ferguson healthcare antitrust exemption must go MORE (Ariz.).
The Idaho congressman had previously endorsed Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulRand Paul: We’re very lucky John McCain’s not in charge Rand Paul: John Bolton would be a 'bad choice' for national security adviser Trump to interview four candidates for national security adviser 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.