Cruz praises Pence, but isn't yet sold on Trump endorsement
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Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzCruz slams Jim Carrey's 'vicious, angry' painting of Alabama governor after abortion ban Eye-popping number of Dems: I can beat Trump 'SleepyCreepy Joe' and 'Crazy Bernie': Trump seeks to define 2020 Dems with insults MORE (R-Texas) praised Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget GOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending Democrats wary of handing Trump a win on infrastructure MORE's running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceDozens of graduates walk out in protest of Pence address Trudeau on tariff deal: Canadian and US businesses can get back to 'working constructively together' Congress has a duty to go through with the impeachment and public trial of President Trump MORE, in a new interview, but apparently he is still not ready to endorse the presumptive GOP presidential nominee.

"I think very highly of Pence — he's a good man," Cruz told Politico, according to an excerpt of an interview that will be posted Monday morning.


“I think he’s been a good governor. He did a good job in Congress. And so, you know, I certainly congratulate him on being named."

But Cruz, who will speak at the Republican National Convention next week, said he has yet to make up his mind about endorsing Trump.

“In this election I am where a great many voters are," he said, "which is that I am listening and watching and coming to a decision.”

During the primary contests, Trump launched a series of personal attacks against the Texas senator. Cruz shot back, calling the presumptive GOP nominee a "pathological liar" and a "narcissist."

Cruz has yet to offer an endorsement of Trump. He said he plans to use a speech at the GOP convention in Cleveland to talk about the need for the country to change its direction after eight years under the Obama administration.