A surrogate for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Tuesday that Republicans wouldn’t nominate GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, who he described as “Hillary Clinton with a penis.”
CNN host Kate Bolduan asked Steve Lonegan, Cruz’s New Jersey state chairman, how many delegates he thought Cruz was going to win over in Tuesday’s Indiana primary. Bouldan repeated her question after Lonegan dodged giving an answer.
“Ted Cruz is going to do very well tonight. He will outperform expectations like he always does,” Lonegan finally responded. “I don’t believe the conservative base of this party is ready to throw everything over to Donald Trump. In essence, we’re not going to nominate Hillary Clinton with a penis.”
There was an awkward silence.
“Steve,” Bouldan said.
“I said it,” Lonegan replied.
“Steve,” Bouldan repeated before readying a question for her other guest, Trump senior adviser Barry Bennett. “Why does this always happen on my show? Why do you guys always throw around the crazy on my show? All I asked for was a delegate count.”
“Steve Lonegan is now in time out,” Bouldan said, pivoting the conversation.
Lonegan, the former mayor of Bogota, New Jersey, unsuccessfully ran against now-Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) in 2013.
h/t: BuzzFeed News