Ted Cruz just ticked off MANY people at the RNC. What do you think about his speech? Do you think he is right or do you think that he shouldn’t be saying things like this?
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) gave a stirring address to the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night, but failed to endorse Donald Trump, telling Americans to “vote your conscience.”
Cruz congratulated Donald Trump on winning the party’s nomination, but stopped short of endorsing Trump outright, saying merely that he wanted to see the party’s principles prevailing in November.
He urged voters: “Please: don’t stay home in November.” But then he added: “If you love our country, and love your children as much as I know that you do, vote your conscience.”
“I appreciate the enthusiasm of the New York delegation,” he said, as he was booed.
Prior to that, Cruz had focused on the conservative principles at the core of the party.
He began with a lighthearted metaphor as he spoke in the Quicken Loans Arena, reflecting on the Cleveland Cavaliers’ recent historic victory in the NBA Finals. “LeBron James just led an incredible comeback victory, and I am convinced America is going to come back, too.”
Cruz went on to describe one of the fallen Dallas police officers, Michael Smith, who was killed by a sniper at a Black Lives Matter protest less than two weeks ago. “I have no idea who he voted for in the last election, or what he thought about this one, but his life was a testament to devotion.”
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According to Politico:
When it became clear that Cruz was not was not offering a direct endorsement, the crow broke out in boos that continued for the balance of Cruz’s remarks, shouting “We want Trump” as Cruz wrapped his speech.
And that wasn’t the only interruption. Toward the end of Cruz’s remarks, Trump himself made a previously un-announced entrance into the arena, prompting cheers and pulling the attention away from the main stage.
Republicans were livid with Cruz for declining to endorse. Mississippi state Rep. Becky Currie blasted Cruz, calling him “stupid” after proving that he “apparently only thinks of himself.”
“If he came here to really unite the party, he would have stood behind the candidate the people chose,” Currie, who shouted “Trump” with others in the crowd as Cruz finished his speech, told POLITICO.
Heidi Cruz even had to be escorted out:
.@mkraju reports Heidi Cruz escorted out by security as crowd gets very angry; heckled by Trump supporters yelling "Goldman Sachs!"
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 21, 2016