Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate Republicans face tough decision on replacing Ginsburg Cruz: Trump should nominate a Supreme Court justice next week Renewed focus on Trump's Supreme Court list after Ginsburg's death MORE had a moment of solidarity with rival Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpObama calls on Senate not to fill Ginsburg's vacancy until after election Planned Parenthood: 'The fate of our rights' depends on Ginsburg replacement Progressive group to spend M in ad campaign on Supreme Court vacancy MORE as the front-runner's speech at the California GOP convention was flooded by protesters. 

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“The First Amendment protects everyone’s right to speak, but you don’t have a right to threaten violence, you don’t have a right to shout down others, and these protesters appear to be trying to use violence and threats,” Cruz said in an interview with DailyPolitics published on The Blaze. “These are the strategies of MoveOn.org, of the left-wing agitators who try to silence a voice they don’t like.”

Large groups protesters – who clashed with Trump supporters and police – held up Trump's appearance at the convention, forcing him and his staff to take a back way into the building. 

"If you disagree with a particular voice, the way to deal with it is with civil discourse, with respectful discourse. You know, when I have protesters, that's how I deal with the protesters: not inciting violence, not shouting people down, but engaging in civil discourse," Cruz said. "They are entitiled to express their own views but not in a way that is disrputive and muzzles others."