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10 Texas Republicans Who Clearly Aren't Thrilled by Trump's Nomination 

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Senator Ted Cruz
Last night at the Republican National Convention Texas Senator Ted Cruz was raucously booed off the stage because he wouldn’t endorse Donald Trump for president. Thursday morning, Cruz defended his actions, which conflicted with his previous pledge to support the Republican nominee — even if it was Trump. “I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my father. That pledge was not a blanket commitment that if you go and slander and attack Heidi, that I’m going to nonetheless come like a servile puppy dog and say, ‘Thank you very much for maligning my wife and maligning my father.’”
Photo via YouTube, screenshot
President George W. Bush
Somehow, President George W. Bush, who led the country into two wars and multiple recessions, is worried he’ll be the last Republican president. “I’m worried,” Bush told a group of former aids and confidents,
Politico reported. “That I will be the last Republican president.” Considering the eight years he spent in office, that’s an amazing statement. Even Bush thinks Trump would do a worse job than he did.
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Fort Worth Congresswoman Kay Granger
After Donald Trump won five primaries in a row last April, he decided to show how well he’d do against Hillary Clinton in a general race by attacking her gender. “The only card she has is the women’s card,” Trump said during a victory speech. “She’s got nothing else going on. Frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she would get 5 percent of the vote.” Cue the collective eye rolls. The Huffington Post decided to ask women on Capitol Hill what they thought about Trump’s remarks and Fort Worth Congresswoman Kay Granger chimed in, saying “I have a woman card. I have an intelligence card. I have an achievement card. I have a background card,” she said, adding. “I play with a full deck.”
Photo via Facebook, Kay Granger
Randall Dunning
Randall Dunning, a member of the State Republican Executive Committee, first attracted the scorn of Donald Trump supporters when he promised to do all he could to sway unbound delegates to Ted Cruz. Dunning really liked the “vote your conscience” part of Cruz’s speech at the convention last night.
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Randall Dunnining (again)
Randall Dunning is one of the most outspoken Texas Republicans we’ve found, so here’s another tidbit he had to offer during Cruz’s speech in Cleveland last night, when Donald Trump emerged from his VIP box to counter the senator from Texas.
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Texas Rep. Will Hurd
Donald Trump has directed much of his campaigning rhetoric not at policy issues, but, rather, at women and immigrants. Texas Rep. Will Hurd just can’t get behind Trump because of that. “Until the presumptive nominee shows he can respect women and minorities and presents a clear plan to protect our Homeland, I am going to reserve my endorsement,” Hurd told the El Paso Times in an email.
Photo via Facebook, Texas Rep. Will Hurd
Wichita Falls U.S. Rep Mac Thornberry
“If you endorse somebody, it’s like a stamp of approval and embracing them,” U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry told the Times Record News. “I’m not comfortable doing that with him (Trump) based on a number of reasons.”
Photo via Facebook, U.S. Rep Mac Thornberry
Lionel Sosa, a Latino political consultant who left the GOP this year
Lionel Sosa, a long-time Latino GOP political consultant, said he’ll leave the party if Donald Trump gets the nomination. He made the announcement at the end of June in a column for the San Antonio Express-News. “So, if my part winds up electing Donald Trump, I’ll have to bid farewell, hoping that one day soon, it comes to its senses. Here’s my thinking. This madness could be temporary because our nominee is not really a Republican,” Sosa wrote. “Nor a real conservative. He’s just a sharl, a self-promoter out to see how far his out-of-control ego can take him.”
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Robert Morrow, chairman of Travis County Republican Party
With that caveat that Robert Morrow appears to be absolutely insane, nonetheless here’s his take on Ted Cruz’s speech and Donald Trump
Screenshot, Twitter
Dallas Rep. Jason Villalaba
In May, Dallas Rep. Jason Villalaba expressed his opinion on Twitter about Trump. Would you be surprised to know Donald Trump’s Twitter brigade immediately began to attack him?
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Senator Ted Cruz
Last night at the Republican National Convention Texas Senator Ted Cruz was raucously booed off the stage because he wouldn’t endorse Donald Trump for president. Thursday morning, Cruz defended his actions, which conflicted with his previous pledge to support the Republican nominee — even if it was Trump. “I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my father. That pledge was not a blanket commitment that if you go and slander and attack Heidi, that I’m going to nonetheless come like a servile puppy dog and say, ‘Thank you very much for maligning my wife and maligning my father.’”
Photo via YouTube, screenshot

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