GAITHERSBURG – Tonight Senator Ted Cruz of Texas dropped out of the presidential contest, effectively handing the nomination to Donald Trump.
Congressman John K. Delaney releases the following statement:
“A faction of GOP voters have handed the nomination to one of the most extreme, radical and ill-qualified nominees in history, Donald Trump. Amie Hoeber has stated repeatedly she will support Trump as the nominee and that moment has arrived. When Donald Trump attacks entire religions, distinguished war heroes like John McCain, entire ethnicities, entire genders – I’ll stand up to him, while Amie Hoeber will be standing at his side.
“The choice facing Maryland voters this fall is crystal clear – the Trump-Hoeber agenda will be disastrous for the Sixth District, for our state and for our country: running up our national debt, weakening our national security and global commitments, cutting us off from the global economy and creating division and strife. The only way we can strengthen the middle class is to look to the future, not the past. We need to create good jobs by investing rebuilding our roads and bridges, science and research, education and becoming a leader in the advanced energy economy instead of a climate change denying nation. Sixth District voters want someone in Congress who will fight back against the Trump Agenda, not blindly support it.”