Ted Cruz defends his speech at last nights GOP meeting
Ted Cruz was booed off stage at the Republican National Convention last night when he refused to endorse Donald Trump for his party's nomination as President.
When he refused to support Trump, the crowd at the RNC took to chanting "Endorse Trump!", and before long simply booed Cruz until he left the stage.
In fact, the delegates present were believed to be so enraged, that The Hill reported that Cruz's wife and father had to be escorted out of the building for their own safety.
Today, the junior Texas senator met with delegates and senators in his home state, and before long, the conversation turned to why he had refused to get behind Trump.
"When I stood on that debate stage, and they asked every candidate there, ‘If you don’t win will you support the nominee?’ I raised my hand enthusiastically with full intention of doing exactly that. I’ll tell you the day that pledge was abdicated. The day that was abdicated was the day this became personal … I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my father.”
Ted Cruz: "I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my father." https://t.co/LMsN84Z2IT— CNN (@CNN) July 21, 2016
Cruz finished second behind Trump in the race for the Republican nomination after their bitter rivalry during the campaign earlier this year, and his lack of support for Trump has earmarked him as a very likely runner for the 2020 Presidential campaign.