Congressman Steve King says he’s still trying to “come to grips” with Ted Cruz’s exit from the presidential race — and he’s waiting to see what Donald Trump does to stitch up the wounds in the GOP.
“No one else can do it for him,” King says of Trump. “Without his full participation, this party’s going to be divided.”
King endorsed Cruz before the Iowa Caucuses and was co-chair of Cruz’s national campaign. King says he will support whomever is the Republican Party’s presidential nominee, but King says that person won’t be chosen until July 27. And King says no one knows what Donald Trump will do between now and then.
“I hope he spends that time not just campaigning against Hillary, but healing up the Republican Party,” King says. “This has been the most acrimonious nomination process that I know of in the history of the party and there (has) been a lot of name-calling and a lot of that has originated from the Trump side of this thing.”
King made his comments during a stop in Carroll this morning.
(Reporting by Chantelle Grove, KCIM, Carroll/Photo courtesy of Steve Kings office.)