Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have been a whole lot quieter after they ended their bids for presidency, but one particularly thing Donald Trump said recently drove them to publicly speak out against him.
According to CNN, Trump had attacked the judge who has been presiding over a Trump University lawsuit. Trump suggested that the U.S.-born judge was not going to treat him fairly because of the judge's Mexican heritage.
"I'm building a wall. It's an inherent conflict of interest," Trump said.
Trump later defended his comments against mounting criticism, saying, "[The judge is] proud of his his heritage. I respect him for that," but added, "He's a Mexican. We're building a wall between here and Mexico."
According to Vaughn Hillyard of NBC News, when asked about Trump's remarks, Cruz said, "It's inappropriate to be attacking a federal judge's race or ethnicity. You're going to have to ask Donald to explain the reason he says the things he does. I'm not going to try to do so."
Rubio also spoke up, according to WFTV, saying, "[The judge] is an American, born in the U.S., a judge who has earned that position. I don’t think it reflects well in the Republican Party. I don’t think it reflects wells on us as a nation. I ran for president and I warned this was going to happen."
Both Cruz and Rubio have Latino heritage.
What do you think about this?