Ted Cruz endorses Donald Trump after refusing to at Republican National Convention

WASHINGTON — Ted Cruz has officially endorsed Donald Trump, two months after he refused to do so at the Republican National Convention.

Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), talk during a broadcast break in the Republican Presidential Primary Debate on March 10, 2016 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), talk during a broadcast break in the Republican Presidential Primary Debate on March 10, 2016 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

In a lengthy Facebook post on Friday afternoon, Cruz said he made the decision to vote for Trump “after many months of careful consideration, of prayer and searching my own conscience.”

The announcement is a reversal of the stance the Texas senator took at the GOP convention in July. Cruz declined to endorse Trump in his speech, a move that earned boos from the audience and highlighted a riff in the Republican party.

Cruz laid out six issues in his post that he said helped to influence and inform his decision, including Supreme Court justice appointments, healthcare and immigration.

Cruz — a former 2016 GOP presidential candidate — detailed his criticisms of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and said his stance has always been “#NeverHillary.”

“Our country is in crisis.” Cruz said on Facebook. “Hillary Clinton is manifestly unfit to be president, and her policies would harm millions of Americans.”

Read Cruz’s full post here on his Facebook page.