This is from the Republican Presidential Debate on Fox News in March where all of the candidates were asked if they would support the nominee (or Trump specifically). The question was put to Rubio, Cruz, Kasich and Trump. Here's Cruz' response:
"BAIER: Senator Cruz, yes or no, you will support Donald Trump is he's the nominee?
CRUZ: Yes, because I gave my word that I would. And what I have endeavored to do every day in the Senate is do what I said I would do. You know, just on Tuesday, we saw an overwhelming victory in the state of Texas where I won Texas by 17 percent.
And I will say it was a powerful affirmation that the people who know me best, the people who I campaigned, who made promises that if you elect me, I'll lead the fight against Obamacare, I'll lead the fight against amnesty, I'll lead the fight against our debt, and I will fight for the Bill of Rights and your rights every day, that the people of Texas said you have kept your word, and that's what I'll do as president."
Tonight at the RNC, Cruz broke his word. I'm incredibly disappointed in Ted Cruz...
I find it funny that they all wanted Trump to pledge that he wouldn't run as an Independent if he didn't become the Republican nominee, but then none of them can keep their own promise to support the Republican nominee. If this was about Cruz gearing up for a 2020 run, he just lost my vote....
Of all people, I would have thought Cruz would have stuck to his principles.