Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz just nabbed a key endorsement from a key state in his race to keep Donald Trump from getting enough delegates to have an easy victory at the upcoming Republican convention.
In a radio interview just now, Indiana Gov. Pence gave his support to Cruz, but the endorsement was a little unusual.
According to Jessica Taylor of NPR, Pence seemed reluctant to make a full-fledged commitment, starting out his pledge of support by commending Trump.
Pence said, "I like and respect all 3 candidates...I particularly want to commend Donald Trump."
He added, "I'm not against anybody, but I will be voting for Ted Cruz in the upcoming primary."
According to Red State, Pence said he was "very impressed with Ted Cruz’s devotion and knowledge of the Constitution of the United States,” but said of Trump that he was “grateful for his voice in the national debate.”
Taylor commented on Twitter, "That was one of the least enthusiastic endorsements I've ever seen. Pence praises Trump more than he does Cruz in endorsing him."
Cruz supporter Jesse Kelly wrote on Twitter, "Let it be known that when the future of liberty was in grave danger, Mike Pence kind of stood with us and kind of told you to do whatever."
Indiana voters will go to the polls this coming Tuesday.