A TV star who has expressed disdain for the LGBT community threw his support behind a Republican presidential candidate who has himself expressed similar views, starring together in one campy commercial posted to YouTube on Wednesday.
Sen. Ted Cruz, who has been an outspoken opponent of marriage equality won the endorsement of Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson, who was briefly suspended from his A&E TV show following antigay and racist remarks he made in a 2013 interview with GQ magazine.
At the time, Cruz stepped up to defend Robertson, and it seems the face-painted patriarch is now returning the favor.
In the endorsement video titled "Cruz Commander," Robertson says that in determining who should be president, his qualifications are 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 'em in a pot and make 'em a good duck gumbo?"
Based upon these stringent requirements, Robertson determined Cruz "fits the bill."
In the commercial, the men are shown wearing black face paint and camouflage while hiding out in the bushes and blowing duck whistles.
"The reason we are going to vote for you -- all of us -- is because you're one of us, my man. That's why we're voting for you, it's now or never," Robertson says.
Watch Ted Cruz and Phil Robertson cavort in the woods together.