Earlier Wednesday, New Jersey governor Chris Christie said that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) had a responsibility to endorse GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. It didn't happen. In fact, Cruz repeated language used by the #NeverTrump movement that delegates should "vote their conscience." Yet, not even Newt Gingrich could calm them down.
Not only did Cruz draw boos and a tense moment on the RNC floor, he incited a right-wing Twitter meltdown.
The audience was so furious that Cruz's wife Heidi had to be escorted out by security.
Heidi Cruz was escorted out by security as hecklers yelled "Goldman Sachs!" at her, @mkraju reports. #RNCinCLE— Eric Bradner (@Eric Bradner)1469066608.0
Check these out:
The floor as Cruz ended his speech https://t.co/0o9iMjvUDy— Ben Jacobs (@Ben Jacobs)1469066973.0
I cannot believe Ted Cruz did what he did is he bought off by the Hillary Crazy Bunch w the Evils of the 3 Networks! I want sensible now‼️— Dorcas Hale (@Dorcas Hale)1469067368.0
Goodnite sweet @tedcruz That speech was the kiss of death to your political career.I'd say honor but u never had any https://t.co/gBmSfBwT8I— GetFREE (@GetFREE)1469067400.0
Ted Cruz is trending in the United States. Take *that* #gopconvention ! https://t.co/YOxRqAi0fn— Charles Bivona (@Charles Bivona)1469067451.0
Two things as a Texan I won't forget. The ALAMO and the cowardly, back stabbing rat @tedcruz!!! https://t.co/Qyz6aXVP7P— RoyWood (@RoyWood)1469067511.0
Just in case if you forgot why they call him LYIN' TED! Once a RAT always a RAT!!— Trump 2016 (@Trump 2016)1469067148.0
Lyin'Ted commited political suicide -his political career is over, headed back into intensive therapy. #SUICIDEWATCH https://t.co/o4TArS4Ktp— Deep State Exposed® (@Deep State Exposed®)1469067186.0
Fair point from Axe:
Given what passed between them, if @tedcruz were to warmly endorse @realDonaldTrump, wouldn't someone tag him as Lyin' Ted? #RNCinCLE— David Axelrod (@David Axelrod)1469061516.0