"19 Kids and Counting" reality star Josh Duggar lost a lot of fans and admirers when news broke out about his controversial misdeeds. Just recently, an old photo of him and 2016 presidential candidate Ted Cruz being chummy continues to make rounds. People believe that it will hurt Cruz's bid for the highest post in the U.S., with all the public outrage the Duggar family is currently facing.
Shared by Starcasm, the photo dates back to over a year ago. Josh is still working as a lobbyist at the Family Research Council Action, before his scandal was revealed to the public. Josh shared the picture when he met Ted with the caption: "I had a great meeting today with @sentedcruz. He always conveys his passion for America and the importance of advancing faith, family and freedom!"
The photo seems like an innocent one, with no negative meanings for anyone who sees it. After all, Josh was just identified as the eldest Duggar son back then, and he was just a loving family-man. However, things took a great turn when Josh admitted that he sexually molested five young girls (4 of them his siblings) and the Ashley Madison scandal surfaced.
This time, the image might not be good for an aspiring president like Ted Cruz. The Duggars were campaigning for Mike Huckabee before, as they made it very clear that they wanted him to win. Now that Huckabee is out of the presidential race, people speculate that Ted Cruz will have their support. After all, they share similar views on certain topics. If in case they will support a candidate, they might not voice it out this time. As noted by Inquistr, "Everyone would love to know whom the Duggars want to win, but they are smart. They know that if they back someone it could hurt their campaign. After the big Josh Duggar scandal, they have been staying out of the headlines if they can."