Sen. Ted Cruz met Tuesday with Donald Trump's running mate, Mike Pence, but the Texas Republican sounded no closer to endorsing his party's presidential nominee.
"I will say the revelations about Hillary keep getting worse and worse," Cruz told reporters as he entered the National Republican Senatorial Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill. "And it's absolutely clear that Hillary Clinton is unfit to be president of the United States."
NEW: Cruz tells @HallieJackson that Clinton is "unfit to be president" when asked if he's closer to endorsing Trump. pic.twitter.com/UquWzTPA7J — Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) September 13, 2016
Cruz has long been clear about his unequivocal opposition to Clinton, but it is his lack of support for Trump that has rankled some of his fellow Republicans. The senator pointedly refused to endorse Trump in his Republican convention speech in July.
"I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my father," Cruz said in a tense meeting the next morning with the Texas Republican delegation, dismissing concerns that he was violating a pledge to support the eventual nominee.
"That pledge was not a blanket commitment that if you go and slander my wife that I am going to come like a servile puppy dog for maligning my wife and maligning my father," he said.
Jeff Roe, Cruz's former campaign manager, emerged from the meeting right as Cruz left out of a side entrance in a car with windows sealed.
"No breaking news," Roe said, adding that Cruz and Pence "just hadn't seen each other in a while, so it was good. Two good, principled conservatives hanging out."Read the rest of the story HERE.
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