Texas Lt. Gov. Warns Cruz Will Be ‘Left in Rearview Mirror’ if He Doesn’t Back Trump
Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick warned that Sen. Ted Cruz could be left “in the rearview mirror of the Republican Party” if he didn’t come around and get behind the GOP nominee Donald Trump.
Cruz drew the ire of his fellow Republicans when he pointedly neglected to endorse Trump during his speech at the RNC in July. The former presidential contender drew boos when he enjoined viewers to “vote your conscience.”
Trump supporters were quick to condemn him for the omission. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Cruz “dishonored himself.” Trump ally Ann Coulter called Cruz a “little bitch who can’t get over” his primary loss. Trump himself said, “Honestly, he may have ruined his political career.”
In the weeks that followed, top GOP donors reportedly put distance between themselves and Cruz, casting doubt on his prospects for a 2020 presidential run.
Patrick said on The Laura Ingraham Show Monday that he was “disappointed” in Cruz. “I’m hoping there’s still time for him to come forward or I think he and all the other people you named will be left in the rearview mirror of the Republican Party moving forward. So I’m hoping Ted comes forward,” he added.
A Cruz spokesperson said that the senator had no comment.
Sam Reisman (@thericeman) is a staff editor at Mediaite.
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