A state Republican Party chairman was so angered at Ted Cruz for his refusal to endorse Donald Trump at the convention in Cleveland on Wednesday that he had to be physically restrained because he was yelling at the senator, according to news reports.
"The anger is boiling over," CNN reporter Dana Bash told Wolf Blitzer from the floor of the Quicken Loans Arena.
Delegates had booed Cruz for only congratulating Trump at the outset of his 20-minute prime-time speech and then going on to encourage Americans to "vote your conscience."
Bash said that a source told her that Cruz went to a donor suite after his speech — and that "people were so angry at Ted Cruz that they were calling him a disgrace to his face.
"This source said that a state party chair was yelling at him so angrily that he had to be restrained," Bash said. "That gives you a sense of just how intense the — frankly — the animosity is here now on the floor."
Even a Cruz campaign chair from Virginia told the reporter "he is very, very disappointed in him."
The senator's wife, Heidi Cruz, had to be escorted from the arena by security — and delegates chanted "Goldman Sachs!” the Wall Street bank where she worked before Cruz began his campaign, Politico reports.
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