The Republican convention erupted into tumult on Wednesday night as the bitter primary battle between Donald J. Trump and Senator Ted Cruz reignited unexpectedly, crushing hopes that the party could project unity.
Senator Ted Cruz’s supporters are mounting an effort to seize control of the Republican platform and the rules governing the party’s July convention, the first indication that Mr. Cruz will not simply hand his delegates over to Donald J. Trump.
After a disappointing double-digit loss to Donald Trump in Indiana's primary, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz concluded he has no path to the Republican nomination and suspended his campaign. He vowed to continue his movement.
After Ted Cruz announced he will suspend his presidential campaign, likely Republican nominee Donald Trump congratulated his former competitor on a hard-fought campaign. "He is one hell of competitor," Trump said.
Gwen Ifill is moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" and co-anchor and managing editor of the "PBS NewsHour." The best-selling author of "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," Gwen has covered seven presidential campaigns and moderated two vice presidential debates.