While Ted Cruz suspended his presidential campaign earlier this month, it appears the Texas senator is not done with his feud against Donald Trump.
Until earlier this month, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was the strongest Republican to challenge Donald Trump for the party’s nomination. While Trump has officially clinched the nomination, it appears Cruz is not totally giving up pushing his political agenda.
Cruz at the convention
Before allegations of a sex scandal by the National Enquirer, and the conspiracy theory that his father was involved with the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy, Cruz was surging in the Republican primary. Known as an anti-establishment conservative, the senator from the Lone Star State has made his name, in part, by being a staunch member of the religious right. While Trump has reached the required number of delegates to secure the nomination, Cruz has announced he will be on hand at the Republican National Convention to challenge Trump on his views by pushing for “Judeo-Christian principles,” as reported by Mediaite on May 27.
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) May 27, 2016
Appearing on a local Oklahoma radio station, Cruz spoke with host Pat Campbell about his role at the upcoming convention. Elaborating on where he currently stands, Cruz gave his word that he will challenge Trump on the party’s platform, especially when it comes to abortion restrictions and the role of Christianity in the country. “You have my word,” Cruz said, “Even though Donald has the delegates to get the nomination, we intend to do everything we can to fight for conservative principles to prevent Washington forces from watering down the platform.”
Continuing, Cruz went on to describe his his version of the GOP platform as reflective of “conservative values, free-market values, constitutional liberties, Judeo-Christian principles,” which he intends to fight for at the convention in Cleveland, Ohio this July.
After suspending his campaign earlier this month, along with Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Cruz cleared a path for the billionare real estate mogul to claim victory in the primary. While Trump has been able to weather the storm of controversy since announcing his candidacy last summer, he’s expected to have a tough fight on his hands against Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front runner. While Clinton has held a double-digit lead in most national polls, the latest Real Clear Politics rolling average shows the two candidates polling within the margin of error.