In February, Lyin Ted Cruz said he was against a contested convention.
“A contested convention is the great hope of the Republican establishment, it is how they are drowning away their sorrows. In a contested convention, he continued, mocking the establishment, ‘All these crazy voters go one way, we’ll step in with all of our money and anoint our white knight to ride in and save the day. That’s not going to happen”
“Asked directly whether he was preparing for a contested convention, Cruz replied flatly, “No.”
Ted Cruz clearly has no path to the nomination, but Lyin Ted is still laying in wait. The Cruz Crew is tweeting as if he is still a viable contender. Cruz is refusing to release his delegates. CNN reports:
“Ted Cruz is not releasing his delegates in at least three states, a sign he may hold onto some clout at this summer’s Republican National Convention.
Cruz sent a letter to Republican state parties in at least Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas on Monday informing them that he plans to keep the delegates he won bound to him.
Kansas delegates are particularly key: They are required to remain with whomever they are pledged to until the candidate officially releases them — unlike most states, they are not allowed to vote their conscience unless explicitly given permission, which Cruz isn’t giving them.
“Although I have suspended my campaign for the Republican Party nomination for President of the United States, I do not release any Republican National Convention delegates bound to me as a result of the 2016 delegate selection process that took place in your state,” Cruz wrote in a letter to Kelly Arnold, the chair of the Kansas GOP and obtained by CNN.
Oklahoma’s Republican Party received a similar letter from the Cruz campaign, state GOP chair Pam Pollard told CNN. As did the Texas GOP, according to executive director Kyle Whatley.
Cruz also said he wasn’t yet ready to endorse Donald Trump, echoing comments made to CNN’s Jake Tapper last week by House Speaker Paul Ryan.”
Cnn is also reporting sore loser Lyin Ted Cruz will jump back into the race if he can.
“Former Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said Tuesday he is not ruling out getting back into the race if a path to victory were to re-open.
“Well, I am not holding my breath. My assumption is that will not happen,” Cruz told conservative talk show host Glenn Beck, hours before voters in West Virginia and Nebraska head to the polls.
“But listen, let’s be very clear … we launched this campaign intending to win. The reason we suspended the race last week is with Indiana’s loss, I didn’t see a viable path to victory. If that changes, we will certainly respond accordingly,” the Texas senator said.
Cruz didn’t elaborate on what he meant by “respond accordingly.”