Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham went on the The Daily Show to explain his endorsement of Texas Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz for the GOP nomination, but mostly ended up chortling with host Trevor Noah about how “completely screwed up” his own party has become.

“He was my 15th choice, what can I say?” Graham said of Cruz, who he’d previously slammed at the Washington Press Club Foundation Dinner in February with the line, “If you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody could convict you.”

But with Donald Trump leading in the race for delegates, Graham and many other establishment Republicans are between rock and a hard place — or, as Graham put it, left to choose between “being shot in the head” (Trump) or “being poisoned” (Cruz). So, he and others like Jeb Bush are hopping on the “Ted Train” in a last-ditch attempt to stop the Donald from netting the presidential nomination.

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