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Former GOP Candidate Ted Cruz Draws Boos For Not Endorsing Donald Trump04:49
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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks on stage at the Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on July 20, 2016. (Jim Watsom/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks on stage at the Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on July 20, 2016. (Jim Watsom/AFP/Getty Images)
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Former GOP candidate Ted Cruz today defended his decision not to endorse Republican nominee Donald Trump in a convention speech Wednesday night. Instead, he told the audience to “vote your conscience,” which drew boos.

Cruz told the Texas delegation this morning he would not support someone who attacked his father and his wife.

NPR’s Sarah McCammon joins Here & Now's Robin Young to talk about Cruz and the key event of the convention tonight: Donald Trump's official acceptance of the Republican nomination.

Hear more of Here & Now's coverage from the Republican National Convention.

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Sarah McCammon, NPR political reporter. She tweets @sarahmccammon.

This segment aired on July 21, 2016.

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