The RNC is a total shit show. I mean, wow.
Wednesday night, though, had a wonderful moment.
Ted Cruz, who was arguably more dangerous than Donald Trump as the frontrunner, gave his prime-time speech at the convention and did two hilarious things.
First, he laid out his vision of the Republican Party and part of that was defending religious freedom.
Except, for just that moment, he sounded like a reasonable human being. But, as Hemant Mehta noted, “don’t worry, it didn’t last.”
Cruz said of religious freedom:
Freedom means religious freedom, whether you are Christian or Jew, Muslim or atheist. Gay or straight, the Bill of Rights protects the rights of all of us to live according to our conscience.
Cruz has never been of fan of atheists, or the LGBTQ community, but for some reason, he decided to stand up for their rights at the convention.
And then he brought it home with the real kicker when he refused to endorse Donald Trump, instead telling voters to “vote their conscience.”
The remark was met with boos and Cruz’s wife was rushed out of the building. CNN even reported that a major donor had tried to physically assault Cruz.
In the end, Cruz said he would not endorse Trump, and seemingly, so far, has stayed true to his word.