Sen. Ted Cruz doesn’t endorse Trump, gets booed off the stage

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., addresses the delegates during the third day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., addresses the delegates during the third day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

CLEVELAND (KXAN) — Boos erupted from the Quicken Loans Arena Wednesday night when Texas Senator Ted Cruz finished his speech and did not say he endorsed or supported Donald Trump as the GOP nominee for president.

Sen. Cruz holds the key to the social conservatives and the Texas evangelicals who donate millions and volunteer in the thousands. He thanked his followers at an outdoor event Wednesday afternoon in Cleveland. Even that event, blocks from the convention, couldn’t escape the Trump brand as the nominee’s plane flew overhead.

“Jeff did you email him to fly the plane right when I said that,” Cruz said as the Trump plane flew by.

Earlier this week, Ted Cruz supporters from other states tried to throw the convention open to someone besides Donald Trump. They failed. But it’s a sign of a divided party, and the words of Ted Cruz will go along way for his supporters in Texas.

“Will it be perfect, no. But I think we will be very close to a unified front,” Attorney General Ken Paxton told KXAN on the floor of the convention.

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