Ted Cruz Asks His Rivals to “Prayerfully” Consider Dropping Out of the GOP Race

“We are the only campaign that has beaten Donald Trump.”


Speaking at his victory party after Super Tuesday wins in Texas and Oklahoma, Ted Cruz urged his competitors to drop out of the race so he could more effectively take the fight to Donald Trump.

“For the candidates who have not yet won a state, who have not racked up significant delegates, I ask you to prayerfully consider uniting,” Cruz said, after congratulating Trump on his victories. “For those who have supported other candidates, we welcome you on our team standing as one.”

Cruz hammered the point that he is the only candidate who has defeated Trump in any primaries or caucuses.

“After tonight we have seen that our campaign is the only campaign that has beaten, that can beat, and that will beat Donald Trump,” Cruz said. “I congratulate Donald Trump on his victories tonight, but we are the only campaign that has beaten Donald Trump once, twice, three times.”

While Cruz celebrated his victories in Texas and Oklahoma, MSNBC interrupted its broadcast of his speech to confirm Trump had won Arkansas’ primary, his sixth win of the night.

Dear Reader,

This feels like the most important fundraising drive since I've been CEO of Mother Jones, with staggeringly high stakes and so much uncertainty. In "News Is Just Like Waste Management," I try to unpack the reality we all face and how we can rise to the challenge. If you're able to, this is a critical moment to support Mother Jones’ nonprofit journalism: We need to raise $400,000 to help cover the vital reporting projects we have planned, and right now is no time to pull back.

Monika Bauerlein, CEO, Mother Jones

Dear Reader,

This feels like the most important fundraising drive since I've been CEO of Mother Jones, with staggeringly high stakes and so much uncertainty. In "News Is Just Like Waste Management," I try to unpack the reality we all face and how we can rise to the challenge. If you're able to, this is a critical moment to support Mother Jones’ nonprofit journalism: We need to raise $400,000 to help cover the vital reporting projects we have planned, and right now is no time to pull back.

Monika Bauerlein, CEO, Mother Jones

We Recommend

Latest

Sign up for our free newsletter

Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily to have our top stories delivered directly to your inbox.

Get our award-winning magazine

Save big on a full year of investigations, ideas, and insights.

Subscribe

Support our journalism

Help Mother Jones' reporters dig deep with a tax-deductible donation.

Donate