Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says he's still "assessing" whether he'll vote for Donald Trump in November, defending a "watch-and-wait" attitude as "the way the democratic process is meant to operate."
In an interview with MSNBC, Trump's former presidential primary rival said he's in no rush to support the GOP's presumptive nominee.
A clip of the Tuesday remarks was posted by Mediaite
"Like many other voters, I'm watching and listening and assessing what he says and what he does and I think that's what millions of voters are doing and that's the way the Democratic process is meant to operate," Cruz tells MSNBC.
"I think voters are going to do that from now right until Election Day, and I'm giving it time and watching and assessing."
Cruz dropped his presidential bid
Cruz also said in his remarks to MSNBC that he is focused on "defending conservative principles," noting he thinks the party's platform should reflect those principles.
"I am fighting for those principles now in the United States Senate. I had hoped to fight for them and implement those principles from the White House," he said. "It turned out that was not the way the election went and so I'm back here in the Senate working hard to fight for those very same principles."
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