Texas Sen. Ted Cruz shocked the 2016 Republican National Convention Wednesday night when he refused to endorse Donald Trump for president.
Cruz, who came in a distant second behind Trump in the race for the nomination, stopped short of endorsing Trump after a bitter and personal campaign and mentioned him only once, drawing boos and repeated chants of "We want Trump".
However, the moment he was supposed to request the voters to vote for Donald Trump, he said: "Please, don't stay home in November".
Alternate delegate Sue Lynch, a Republican activist from La Crosse County, said Cruz embarrassed the party and should have honored the pledge he made as a candidate to endorse the ticket.
King has criticized Cruz several times in recent months, saying in April he would "take cyanide" if Cuz earned the party's presidential nomination.
"I think it was selfish, I think it was dishonest", Donovan said in an interview after a breakfast with his delegation Thursday morning. Members of the Republican Party are scheduled to speak at the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference, which hosts 1,500 delegates from across the country through May 31st.
Adelson said in May that he would support Trump for the presidency if the real estate mogul was chosen as the nominee. "Than all of the people who voted in the elections?" he said.
"Last August, right here in Cleveland, I said any of the Republicans running for office would be better than Hillary Clinton".
"Frankly, he was the only speech in the convention that was poorly received, by the body and in the hall", Paul Manafort said Thursday.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich veered from his Teleprompter cues to insist Cruz had in fact - indirectly - endorsed Trump.
Following the speech, Cruz's wife Heidi Cruz was escorted out of the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland after being harassed by Trump supporters.
Short term, there will be some people who wanted Ted Cruz to endorse the guy who accused his father of being a murderer, publicly attacked his wife, and cited supermarket tabloids as news sources to peddle fictitious stories.
"Our party now has a nominee, and I don't know..." he added before booing from the crowd interrupted him, accompanied by fingers pointing upward. McIver said she wrote down the passages and later included them in the speech. "However, I have to say it's not about Donald Trump".
"This is the type of person Cruz is", Macy said.
"I think you misunderstood one paragraph that Ted Cruz, who is a superb orator, said. Make no mistake. We can't wait four more years to get 'em next time".