Cruz: GOP will lose Senate if Trump wins nomination
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Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzPro-Trump super PAC raises .5 million in 6 weeks Trump has exposed Democratic hypocrisy on prison reform Tapper lists 'conspiracy theories' Trump has shared MORE warned that nominating Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP nearing end game on immigration votes Tech companies scramble as sweeping data rules take effect Comey: Trump's 'Spygate' claims are made up MORE as the Republican’s presidential candidate will cost the party its majority in the Senate.

As Trump increased his delegate lead on Super Tuesday, Cruz was asked about his White House rivals in an interview on MSNBC. The Texas senator made the pitch for Republicans to join together for the greater good, without explicitly calling on specific candidates to drop out. 

“There comes a point where you have to ask: Do you want Donald Trump to be the nominee?" he said of his rivals. 

"If Donald Trump is the nominee, I think Republicans get clobbered, I think we lose the Senate, I think we lose to Hillary [Clinton], and we lose the Supreme Court for a generation." 

Cruz took multiple swipes at Trump during his Super Tuesday speech, repeating his call for party unity. And while he said during his interview that he wouldn't call on his colleagues to drop out of the race, he expects them to consider the idea that the billionaire businessman will become the nominee if they stay in. 

"I know the other Republicans running don’t want that, so I'm confident in the days that go ahead, people are going to look at the numbers and consider what to do,” he said.