From Washington Examiner
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Thursday morning that he is refusing to be a “servile puppy dog” by endorsing Donald Trump after Trump attacked his family during the primaries.
“I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my father,” he said, just hours after his controversial convention speech Wednesday night. He said Trump’s attacks against his family invalidate his pledge to vote for the GOP nominee.
“And that pledge was not a blanket commitment that if you go and slander and attack Heidi that I’m going to nonetheless come like a servile puppy dog and say ‘thank you very much for maligning my wife and maligning my father,'” he said.
His remarks came just hours after his dramatic RNC speech, in which he asked voters to “vote your conscience.” The boos started in the audience then, and his last few minutes on stage were drowned out in boos from an audience that demanded he endorse Trump.
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