Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said unlike rival Donald Trump he, ''will not compromise away your religious liberty'' or the ''Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said Donald Trump told him that when it comes to the Supreme Court and religious liberties, "you've got to learn to compromise." But Cruz, during a rally in Williamsport, Pennsylvania on Friday (April 22), said he would not do such a thing. "You've got to learn how to cut deals with the Democrats and go along to get along," said Cruz, referring to something Trump told him. "Well let me be very very clear to the men and women of Pennsylvania -- I will not compromise away your religious liberty. And I will not compromise away your Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms," said Cruz. Front-runner Donald Trump sent envoys and Ted Cruz and John Kasich appeared at a Republican National Committee meeting on Wednesday (April 20) at an oceanside resort in Florida where elected party leaders from across the country are holding three days of talks focused mostly on their upcoming presidential convention in Cleveland. All three contenders are making the case to the RNC members, some of whom are delegates to the Republican National Convention that will choose the nominee, that they have the best chance to emerge as the victor and win the Nov. 8 election. The meeting comes after Trump, 69, regained the momentum in the Republican race after his crushing defeat of Kasich and Cruz in Tuesday's New York primary. The victory boosted Trump's delegate tally to 845, while Cruz has 559 and Kasich 147, according to the Associated Press. Republican delegate totals include unbound delegates who are free to support the candidate of their choice. To become the nominee, a candidate needs 1,237 delegates. Cruz, 45, a U.S. senator from Texas, and Kasich, 63, the Ohio governor, are trying to prevent Trump from winning the nomination outright so they can force a contested convention.