Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday night tweeted his support for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Indiana’s Religious Freedom and Restoration Act and posted a brief statement to his website explaining his support.
I want to commend Governor Mike Pence for his support of religious freedom, especially in the face of fierce opposition. There was a time, not too long ago, when defending religious liberty enjoyed strong bipartisan support. Alas, today we are facing a concerted assault on the First Amendment, on the right of every American to seek out and worship God according to the dictates of his or her conscience. Governor Pence is holding the line to protect religious liberty in the Hoosier State. Indiana is giving voice to millions of courageous conservatives across this country who are deeply concerned about the ongoing attacks upon our personal liberties. I’m proud to stand with Mike, and I urge Americans to do the same.
Opponents of the Act (and of Cruz in general) saw the statement as the death knell of Cruz’s presidential aspirations.
That’s quite a reaction. Cruz does have his supporters, however.