US Senator Ted Cruz has refused to endorse Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in his speech at the party’s convention, showing further division among party members over Trump’s nomination.
Cruz received a standing ovation as he took the stage on the third day of the Republican National Convention on Wednesday. He, however, earned a chorus of boos after he withheld an endorsement of his former rival.
“We deserve leaders who stand for principle, who unite us all behind shared values, who cast aside anger for love,” said Cruz, who came in second to Trump in the Republican nomination contest.
“If you love our country and love your children as much as I know that you do, stand and speak and vote your conscience,” Cruz added, as the crowd chanted “Trump! Trump!”