Cruz says he forgives Trump for attacks on family
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Texas Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTrump-backed challenger to Cheney decried him as 'racist,' 'xenophobic' in 2016: report FBI investigating alleged assault on Fort Bliss soldier at Afghan refugee camp The Memo: Biden's immigration problems reach crescendo in Del Rio MORE said Friday he and his family are ready to forgive GOP nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 committee chair says panel will issue a 'good number' of additional subpoenas Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Pentagon officials prepare for grilling Biden nominates head of Africa CDC to lead global AIDS response MORE for personal attacks during the primaries.  

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Cruz finally endorsed Trump Friday, despite the fact that Trump floated theories that Cruz’s father was involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy and drew Cruz’s wife Heidi into their feud with an unflattering photo posted to Twitter. 

Cruz had called Trump a "sniveling coward" and "utterly amoral," and said he wasn't in the habit of supporting people who go after his family. But Cruz told the Texas Tribune Friday he was ready to move past that.  

"I have spent several months thinking about it, praying about the right course of action, and I’ve discussed the right course of action with both Heidi and my dad, both of whom I love with all my heart," he said. "And all three of us have decided to forgive the past and my focus in making this decision was on trying my best to do the right thing for the country."

Earlier Friday evening, Cruz echoed his Facebook endorsement of Trump in a speech to a tea party group in Tyler, Texas.