Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says Senator Ted Cruz was ''misunderstood'' when he said, ''vote your conscience,'' during an earlier speech at the Republican National Convention. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich started off his speech at the Republican National Convention by attempting to explain what Senator Ted Cruz may have meant to say moments earlier when Cruz told the crowd to "vote your conscience" and "vote for candidates up and down the ticket" in November. The remark caused some in the audience in Cleveland to boo Cruz. Gingrich attempted to paraphrase Cruz' remarks. "I think you misunderstood one paragraph that Ted Cruz, who is a superb orator, said," proclaimed Gingrich. "Ted Cruz said you can 'vote your conscience' for anyone who will uphold the Constitution. In this election, there is only one candidate who will uphold the Constitution," Gingrich said. "The only possible candidate this fall is the Trump-Pence Republican ticket."