Family Research Council President Tony Perkins announced Tuesday that he was endorsing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for president.
Perkins made the announcement on Fox News' "The Kelly File", then followed up his endorsement with a series of explanatory tweets.
I believe @tedcruz is the leader to pull America out of the political and cultural tailspin that President Obama’s policies have put us in.— Tony Perkins (@tperkins) January 27, 2016
Ted understands the constitution, the rule of law and the Supreme Court better than any candidate in this race. #CruzCrew— Tony Perkins (@tperkins) January 27, 2016
This is no normal election. This election is about the very survival of our constitution and our republic. #Cruz2016— Tony Perkins (@tperkins) January 27, 2016
Perkins said he supported Cruz when he ran for the Senate in 2012 and says he's confident the Texan governs "based on conservative principles."
Cruz is in a tight race with Donald Trump to win the GOP vote in the first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses in Iowa on Monday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.