Skip to comments.Cruz still 'assessing' whether to support Trump
Posted on 06/07/2016 2:27:58 PM PDT by jazusamo
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Tuesday he is still considering whether to support his former rival Donald Trump for president.
"Like many other voters, I'm watching and listening and assessing what he says and what he does and I think that's what millions of voters are doing and that's the way the Democratic process is meant to operate," Cruz said, according to MSNBC.
"I think voters are going to do that from now right until Election Day, and I'm giving it time and watching and assessing."
Cruz, who dropped his presidential bid last month, feuded with the presumptive GOP nominee several times during his campaign. Before dropping out of the race, Cruz called Trump an "utterly amoral" pathological liar, narcissist and bully.
Last month, the Texas senator told reporters he had plenty of time to make a decision on whether or not to back Trump.
Cruz told MSNBC that he is focused on "defending conservative principles," noting he thinks the party's platform should reflect those principles.
"I am fighting for those principles now in the United States Senate. I had hoped to fight for them and implement those principles from the White House," he said.
"It turned out that was not the way the election went and so I'm back here in the Senate working hard to fight for those very same principles."
He said the American people are looking for a leader who will "get Washington off of our backs, that will bring back jobs and economic growth, that will defend the Constitution and that will keep this country safe."
"And I hope that's what we end up with," Cruz said.
Trump has come under fire over comments he made questioning whether an Indiana-born federal judge might be biased against him because of his Mexican heritage. Republican leaders have condemned Trump's remarks.
You ASSess, Cruz.
I guess his word means nothing. Good to know.
IMHO: I could care less if this lying traitor ever endorses or supports anyone anymore...
He speaks with forked tongue...and his father is worse than him...
He left, he lied, we saw, he’s done....
Pledge? Means nothing if you lose. Some honorable senator.
Repellent. Non-citizen. Fraud. Creep. Bush sock puppet. Loon. Egomaniac.
Really? Does Cruz think anyone actually cares?
Too much Tpa/Tpp support can be deadly...
Cruz is like Bernie... saw this as his unexpected chance for the brass ring... and is having trouble letting it go and co-operating with someone else in the group he professed allegiance to.
It must be a tough choice for Rafael. He agrees with Hillary, on NAFTA, TPP. And they are both paid for and owned by Goldman Sachs.
Can't believe I once admired and supported this guy. This election cycle has been both an eye opener and learning experience, in so many ways.
I will not be supporting Cruz in any elected office, based on his lack of integrity.
If I have a way to not support him in any private placement, I won’t support him their either.
How far he has fallen.
Cruz, the slimy POS, is still sending out emails soliciting money.
Assclown is more like it.
He wants something.
But who would trust him?
Cruz is sounding as pathetic as Jeb Bush and Linda Graham....
If he wants to remain relevant he will endorse.
Just heard Michael Medved predicting that Trump will withdraw, or the delegates should be allowed to select someone else. These people are really creepy.
Translation: “Yes, it’s all settled.”
There wasn’t much to discuss. He gets a good long speech at the convention and platform influence- he earned it.
He’ll give an enthusiastic endorsement of Trump, though heavily based on “better than Hillary”.
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