Presidential contender Hillary Clinton liked Senator Ted Cruz’s speech at the RNC so much, she tweeted a summary telling followers to “Vote your conscience.”
Vote your conscience. https://t.co/xahMq2sU1q
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 21, 2016
Democrats were elated last night after Cruz refused to endorse GOP candidate Donald Trump on the main stage at the Republican National Convention.
Rather than unify the GOP by asking his supporters to back Trump, Cruz instead told a packed out Quicken Loans arena to “vote your conscience” in November – effectively asking them to vote for Hillary Clinton instead.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 21, 2016
“To those listening, please, don’t stay home in November,” Cruz stated. “Stand and speak and vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to our Constitution.”
Speaking after Cruz, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tried to clarify that Ted Cruz in a roundabout way asked voters to support Donald Trump.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) July 21, 2016
As for Trump, he shrugged off the Cruz comments as “No big deal!”
Wow, Ted Cruz got booed off the stage, didn't honor the pledge! I saw his speech two hours early but let him speak anyway. No big deal!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 21, 2016