Cruz Drops Out of 2016 Presidential Race: ‘The Voters Chose Another Path’

Monica Sanchez | May 3, 2016

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) dropped out of the 2016 presidential race on Tuesday after a loss in the Indiana primary to GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump.

Cruz spoke at his campaign headquarters in Indianapolis as he bowed out of the battle for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination.

“Tonight, I’m sorry to say, it appears that path [to the nomination] has been foreclosed,” he said.

During his remarks, Cruz touched upon how “Americans are deeply frustrated and desperately want to change the path that we’re on,” but that he remains optimistic for the future of the nation.

The Texas senator did not say anything about Trump or his win in Indiana, aside from the fact that “the voters chose another path.”

“We gave it everything we’ve got, but the voters chose another path,” he said. “And so, with a heavy heart, but with boundless optimism for the long-term future of this nation, we are suspending our campaign.”

“But hear me now,” Cruz went on. “I am not suspending our fight for liberty. I am not suspending our fight to defend the Constitution; to defend the Judeo-Christian values that built America. Our movement will continue, and I give you my word that I will continue this fight with all of my strength and all of my ability.”

Watch a clip from his speech below.