July 21, 2016 / 2:42 AM / 2 years ago

Ted Cruz's wife escorted off Republican convention floor amid booing

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Ted Cruz’s wife was escorted off the floor of the Republican convention on Wednesday night as delegates booed her husband’s refusal to endorse Donald Trump in his speech to delegates.

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his wife Heidi wave from the main podium as Cruz previews the stage at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., July 20, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Republican Ken Cuccinelli, the former attorney general of Virginia and a supporter of Cruz, who finished a distant second to Trump in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, told Reuters he escorted Heidi Cruz off the convention floor for her own safety.

Reporting by Ginger Gibson; Editing by Peter Cooney

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