Republican Party loyalist Sen. Ted Cruz’s speech at the Republican Convention contained an act of disloyalty.
Senator Cruz was expected to honor a primary pledge obligating him to support the party’s nominee, but at the podium Senator Cruz never said he endorsed Donald Trump. Instead, he pleaded, “Vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom and be faithful to the constitution.”
He was booed.
Republican Gov. Scott Walker said, “There shouldn’t have been boos, but Ted shouldn’t have gone out there and said at the end something that was clearly intended to spark controversy. He was implying people shouldn’t vote for Trump.”
The governor’s conclusion was drawn from a crisis of conscience and a crisis in party direction.