Here’s another bit of intrigue about the GOP convention – apparently Cruz is going to give a special address to the Texan delegates on Thursday:
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan are among those speaking to the Texas delegation next week at the Republican National Convention, according to a tentative schedule obtained by The Texas Tribune.
Cruz, a former presidential candidate, will address the delegates Thursday morning, while Ryan will do so Tuesday morning. Other prominent Republicans addressing the group include former Gov. Rick Perry(Monday morning) and U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (Tuesday morning).
Hmmm.. we’ve heard rumors that the deal he struck with Trump to speak at the convention included him not getting in the way of the nomination. Makes you wonder….
Cruz’s speech could be his only public remarks in Cleveland beside his address Wednesday night to all of the convention’s delegates. Cruz made a short trip to Cleveland on Friday to address a private gathering of conservative activists known as the Council for National Policy. He is expected to return to Cleveland late Tuesday to attend more private events, including a thank-you reception for his delegates Wednesday afternoon at a bar on the city’s waterfront.
This comes right after the “conscience clause” vote failed to give delegates an out when voting at the convention. Does the Cruzinator have something else up his sleeve or has he give up to the Donald? Stay tuned…