The Republican presidential candidacy has always been a race between Cruz and Trump, with their rivals failing to pull in any big numbers. But now, it is only Trump left standing as Cruz has suspended his Presidential campaign.
Cruz announced this decision after he lost to Trump at the Indiana primary.
Cruz said to his supporters: “From the beginning I said I’d continue as long as there was a viable path to victory. Tonight, I’m sorry to say, it appears that path has been foreclosed. Together, we left it all on the field in Indiana. We gave it everything we had.”
However, he will remain in the Senate and will still be fighting for conservative causes he believes in.
He continued: “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. … I give you my word that I will continue this fight with all of my strength and all of my ability.”
The final results for the Indiana Primary saw Trump with 53.3%, Cruz with 36.6% and Kasich with a paltry 7.6%. On the Democratic side, Bernie took the vote with 52.5%, with Hillary clocking in at 47.5%.
The Human Rights Campaign spoke on the suspension of Cruz’s campaign, saying that it proved voters were not pleased with his anti-LGBT ideas, especially the heavily transphobic comments he had made lately.
HRC communications director Jay Brown said: “Ted Cruz has waged an ugly, bigoted campaign against LGBT equality for months. Cruz will be remembered for spending the last days of his presidential campaign shamefully trying to stoke a dangerous brand of hate against transgender people like me to score political points. Ted Cruz’s false attack ads and repeated smears against us in the closing days of his campaign were clearly rejected by voters. There’s a lesson here — Americans of all parties believe LGBT people should be protected from discrimination and politicians who don’t take note risk being rejected at the ballot box.”
Naturally, the HRC were also keen to stress that a Trump presidency would also be bad for the LGBT community, as Trump has said he is in favour of rolling back several pro-LGBT policies, including that of same-sex marriage.