Santorum: Cruz broke his promise to support GOP nominee
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CLEVELAND — Rick Santorum bristled at Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzMcConnell about to school Trump on political power for the last time Trump impeachment ignites GOP civil war GOP lawmaker gives up honorary college degree in wake of Electoral College vote MORE's reluctance to endorse GOP presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpEx-Trump lawyer Cohen to pen forward for impeachment book Murkowski says it would be 'appropriate' to bar Trump from holding office again Man known as 'QAnon Shaman' asks Trump for pardon after storming Capitol MORE, arguing that he's gone back on his promise to the party.  

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"Every person who took to the stage swore they would support the nominee of the party. Are you a man of your word or not? Are you a woman of your word or not?" the former two-time presidential candidate said Wednesday during an interview with The Hill inside the Quicken Loans Arena hours before Cruz was to take the stage there for day 3 of the 2016 Republican National Convention. 
 
"It's not like Donald Trump did something different from when people made that pledge. He was who he was then, he is who is now, and they said they would support them and they did not. That doesn't wash with me, I'm very disappointed."
 
The field of primary candidates was asked almost a year ago during a Fox News debate — also set at the Quicken Loans Arena — to pledge to support the party's nominee. All but Trump agreed on the spot, while Trump eventually came around. 
 
All eyes are on Cruz, the Texas senator and Trump's main GOP primary rival, who is set to speak at Wednesday night's session of the convention despite his refusal to endorse so far. Cruz and his aides have remained mum as to whether he would endorse as the senator continues to signal his intention for a future presidential bid. 
 
Cruz isn't the only former primary rival to balk at an endorsement — Jeb Bush, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamMcConnell about to school Trump on political power for the last time Additional airlines ban guns on flights to DC ahead of inauguration Graham congratulates former rival Harrison on being picked to lead DNC MORE (S.C.) have not either. But Cruz's decision stands out since the other three aren't officially attending the convention, despite it being in Kasich's home state. Kasich has visited state delegation events but will not speak in the convention hall.