Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzFlake, Cindy McCain among latest Biden ambassadors confirmed after delay Overnight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — Colin Powell's death highlights risks for immunocompromised The Senate confirmation process is broken — Senate Democrats can fix it MORE is appearing to soften on his pledge to support Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — Presented by Boeing — Milley warns of 'Sputnik moment' for China WSJ publishes letter from Trump continuing to allege voter fraud in PA Oath Keeper who was at Capitol on Jan. 6 runs for New Jersey State Assembly MORE if he’s the Republican Party’s presidential nominee in the aftermath of controversy stemming from Trump’s attacks on his wife.
“I don’t make a habit out of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my family,” Cruz said during a news conference after a rally in Wisconsin when asked whether he’d still support Trump.
“Donald Trump is not going to be the Republican nominee.”
Cruz, along with the entire GOP presidential field, has repeatedly pledged to support the party’s nominee, even if it's Trump. The party had asked all its candidates to do so amid threats from the real estate mogul that he could mount a third-party bid that could sink the party’s chances at the White House. But both Cruz and John Kasich have begun to publicly retreat from such bold pronouncements.
The Texas senator has recently answered those questions by swearing off the prospect of Trump becoming the nominee, refusing to address a hypothetical he believes will never come to pass.
The days-long feud stemmed from a Tuesday night Trump tweet where he threatened to “spill the beans” on Heidi Cruz, and then a follow-up tweet that criticized her appearance.