Cruz: Brokered Convention Would Mean "Manifest Revolt" Against Republican Establishment


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Ted Cruz denounces the Mitt Romney idea that candidates should win all the delegates they possibly can in order to take the Republican nomination fight to the national convention, which in theory would be a way for the establishment to stop Donald Trump from obtaining it.

"I want the crowd to answer with me. Do you not see that of the 14 or the 15 contests that have happened, and I think this is true, that the establishment has lost 14 of 15. Did you see that? Now the only question I have is there seems to be an organized, well-funded effort to push this to the convention in the hopes to prevent you or Mr. Trump from getting the nomination because the establishment is angry that you're winning," Hannity asked Cruz about a brokered convention.

"Any time you hear someone talking about a brokered convention it is the Washington establishment in a fevered frenzy. They're really frustrated because all of their chosen candidates, all of their golden children, the voters keep rejecting. And so they seized on this master plan," Cruz said of the idea.

"We go to a brokered convention and the D.C. power brokers will drop someone in who is exactly to the liking of the Washington establishment. If that happens we will have a manifest revolt on our hands," Cruz said Friday at CPAC.

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