Angry RNC Crowd Turns on Heidi Cruz

She had to be escorted past people yelling 'Goldman Sachs'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 20, 2016 11:32 PM CDT
Updated Jul 21, 2016 12:15 AM CDT
Angry RNC Crowd Turns on Heidi Cruz
Ted and Heidi Cruz at a sound check earlier in Day 3 of the convention.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Things got ugly quickly at the Quicken Loans Arena after Ted Cruz stunned the crowd by refusing to endorse Donald Trump. Heidi Cruz "was escorted out by security as crowd gets angry," tweeted CNN's Manu Raju. Former Cruz aide Ken Cuccinelli says he helped get Heidi out of the arena because he was worried about her safety. "They were coming out of their seats, coming on down. Very inappropriate, threatening behavior," he says. Cuccinelli and Raju say audience members shouted "Goldman Sachs," the bank where Heidi works.

Cruz was heavily booed during his speech, and sources tell CNN that it didn't get easier for the Texan at the donor suite level. The sources say people walked up to Cruz and insulted him to his face, and one particularly irate state GOP chairman had to be physically restrained. BuzzFeed's Rosie Gray tweeted that Washington state GOP chief Susan Hutchison has confirmed that she confronted Cruz and called him a traitor. Other sources say Cruz tried to enter the suite of megadonor Sheldon Adelson but was turned away. (More Republican National Convention stories.)

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