The 2016 Republican National Convention (RNC) is well underway and nearing its homestretch. However, the three-day event was not without any scene stealers from its real highlight with Donald Trump’s official proclamation as the Grand Old Party’s (GOP) representative in the upcoming National Elections. Part of it is former Republican presidential aspirant Ted Cruz failing to back Trump’s campaign, earning him some flak from the attendees.
The Texan senator recently delivered a speech before the audience at Quicken Loan Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. And while it seems like he has already got past losing to Trump, it appears that he cannot just back him up come November.
“I want to congratulate Donald Trump on winning the nomination last night. And, like each of you, I want to see the principles that our party believes prevail in November,” Cruz said in his speech.
While it seems like he has already gotten past losing to Trump, it appears that he cannot support him come November. Noticeable from his statement is the lack of any vocal support that the billionaire can count on him when Trump finally goes toe-to-toe with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Nevertheless, Cruz still stands by his party, throwing some criticism to the Democrats and not just with Clinton but also with outgoing President Barack Obama.
“Now, of course, Obama and Clinton will also tell you that they care about our children’s future, and I want to believe them but there is a profound difference about our two party’s vision for the future,” he added. “My friends, this is madness. President Obama is a man who does everything backwards. He wants to close Guantanamo Bay, and open up our borders. He exports jobs, and imports terrorists. Enough is enough.”
As it turns out, the 45-year-old politician is unable to get over the fact that Trump went after his father, Rafael Cruz, towards the end of the primary campaign. Trump insinuated that the older Cruz had something to do with the still highly mysterious assassination of President John F. Kennedy back in the 60s.
It is no secret that the GOP party has been in disarray since last year rooting from the surprising popularity of Trump. However, members are still trying to rebuild their side of the political arena in preparation for their showdown with the Democrats later this year.