(Image: Art Streiber/A&E)
In an exclusive with Fox News on Wednesday, Duck Commander Phil Robertson said that he and his family are endorsing Sen. Ted Cruz in the upcoming presidential election. Cruz filmed a video with Robertson on Monday to make the Wednesday announcement official.
As part of the one-minute video posted on Cruz's YouTube page, Robertson, the star of the A&E show "Duck Dynasty," gave his list of qualifications for his vote and said Cruz is the man for the job.
“My qualifications for president of the United States are rather narrow: Is he or she godly, does he or she love us, can he or she do the job, and finally, would they kill a duck and put him in a pot and make him a good duck gumbo?” Robertson said. “Cruz fits the bill.”
Cruz responded to the endorsement by saying, “I am thrilled to have Phil’s support for our campaign. The Robertsons are a strong family of great Christian faith and conservative values.”
Cruz continued, “Phil’s story of starting off with something small and working hard to achieve the American dream is inspiring. Much like my parents and many other Americans who started a small business and worked hard to provide for our family.”
Robertson's endorsement could be a boon to Cruz's chances as some polls show fellow Republican candidate Donald Trump increasing his lead.