Cleveland, OH – Former Republican presidential candidate’s, Ted Cruz, decision not to endorse nominee Donald Trump, has caused a major backlash, expressed both by party members and voters.
Mr. Cruz told delegates and convention attendees to “vote their conscience” instead of urging them to directly vote for Mr. Trump.
It is worth noting that a number of leading Republican voices have clarified that they will be backing Mr. Trump for the November election, despite the fact that they had opposed his policies in the past.
“To those listening, please, don’t stay home in November. If you love our country, and love your children as much as I know you do, stand, and speak, and vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution,” Mr. Cruz said during the convention.
Mr. Curz mentioned Mr. Trump only once during his speech, just to congratulate him for clinching the nomination.
As it was becoming apparent that Mr. Cruz was not planning to endorse Mr. Trump at that particular speech, the cheers suddenly became boos, while security escorted Mrs. Cruz out of the arena because ““it was volatile and the Trump folks were physically approaching and confrontationally yelling,”, Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli told ABC News through text.
“People from my own delegation were physically approaching her while yelling at her. So, I physically moved media out of her way, and got in the way of my own delegation so she could clear by and get out of the arena,” Mr. Cuccinelli further added.
Furthermore, Mr. Cruz not endorsing Donald Trump does not come as much of a surprise, considering the rivalry the two had, especially during the last month of the race.
Days before Mr. Cruz dropped from the race, Mr. Trump negatively commented on Mrs. Cruz looks, while he also alleged that Mr. Cruz’s father could have been an associate to JFK’s murder.
Via: The New York Times