Senator Ted Cruz has said that his campaign “Welcomes the support” of various religious leaders, including that of Mike Bickle, an evangelist founder of the Kansas City Ministry International House of Prayer. Bickle claims that God sent Hitler to hunt Jews. Furthermore, Bickle has said that he predicts another death camp era, explaining that Jews who do not convert to Christianity by the time of the Second Coming will either die, or be sent to concentration and prison camps.
The National Jewish Democratic Council demanded that Cruz state his position on the beliefs of Bickle. Rather than firmly speaking out against Bickle and his beliefs, Cruz merely attempted to downplay the role of Bickle as an endorser.