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.

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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