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In an interview with CNN, Williams defended the controversial non-endorsement by Texas Sen. 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, who refused to publicly support Trump during his speech at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday.

"My personal opinion is Donald Trump has a lot of work to do," said Williams. 

"There are a lot of us that are upset of not just what he did to Ted, what he did to many people. He needs to come in and promise us he’s going to be the president we were hoping for. That he will stand by the Constitution. That he will preserve our values. That he will do the right thing and shut up his ugly mouth and quit saying nasty things about people."
 
"That hurts our country. The one you’re talking about. That hurts all of us. He’s got to grow up and be presidential. And prove to us that he’s the man we need to get out and yell for and support and that he will present himself well," she added.
 
Sen. Cruz was booed by the crowd after he told the Republicans to "vote your conscience" during his speech. 

He later defended his decision, stating that he could not endorse a candidate who personally attacked his family during the Republican primary.

“I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my father,” said Cruz