Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzCruz no longer wearing mask in Capitol The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Tax March - CDC in limbo on J&J vax verdict; Rep. Brady retiring Democrats brace for new 'defund the police' attacks MORE is pushing back against speculation that he could drop his endorsement of Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBiden administration still seizing land near border despite plans to stop building wall: report Illinois House passes bill that would mandate Asian-American history lessons in schools Overnight Defense: Administration says 'low to moderate confidence' Russia behind Afghanistan troop bounties | 'Low to medium risk' of Russia invading Ukraine in next few weeks | Intelligence leaders face sharp questions during House worldwide threats he MORE amid the political fallout from the GOP nominee's explicit comments on women.  

"I am supporting the Republican nominee because I think Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonChelsea Clinton: Pics of Trump getting vaccinated would help him 'claim credit' Why does Bernie Sanders want to quash Elon Musk's dreams? Republican legislators target private sector election grants MORE is an absolute disaster," the Texas Republican said during a stop in Muleshoe, Texas, as part of a three-day agriculture tour. 
 
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He added that "this is an election unlike any other but I’ll tell you, Hillary Clinton, I think, is manifestly unfit to be president. The policies she’s advancing are the continuation of eight years of Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaBiden can make history on nuclear arms reductions Biden has nearly 90-point approval gap between Democrats, Republicans: poll The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Tax March - CDC in limbo on J&J vax verdict; Rep. Brady retiring MORE." 
 
His comments come after a source close to Cruz told ABC News and CNN that he was reassessing his endorsement of Trump, amid fierce backlash a video The Washington Post published Friday that showed Trump making lewd comments in 2005 about trying to have sex with married women. 
 
Cruz disavowed the GOP nominee's remarks on Friday, calling them "disturbing and inappropriate." He also questioned the timing of the release of the tape on Sunday, drawing attention to the fact that the network had the tape for years.
 
But the Texas Republican said on Monday that while he's "articulated at great length" the differences between himself and his former GOP foe, but ultimately lost the party's primary after an increasingly bitter fight. 
 
The controversy comes only weeks after Cruz reversed course and threw his support behind Trump. The Texas Republican had refused to do so months after a primary fight that included Trump insulting Cruz's wife.
 
Cruz had faced political backlash after refusing to endorse Trump during a speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July.
 
While Cruz didn't rule out a future White House run on Monday, he noted that he is focused "right now is on representing 27 million Texans."