Texas Senator Ted Cruz elicited a cascade of boos at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland by refusing to endorse Donald Trump.
Cruz finished second to Trump in the party’s bruising presidential primary contest, and was met with a minute-long standing ovation when he took the stage. But when he encouraged delegates to — quote — “vote your conscience” in November, the crowd soured.
Things were so tense that Cruz’s wife, Heidi, reportedly had to be escorted off the convention floor.
Meantime, police took about a dozen people into custody Wednesday evening as scuffles broke out during a flag-burning protest in the streets outside the Republican National Convention.
Lt. Michael Butler said 10 to 16 people were taken into custody and would be charged.