Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has suspended his campaign after a devastating loss in Indiana. This leaves Governor John Kasich versus business mogul Donald Trump for the Republican nomination. With Trump looking like the likely Republican nominee, many Cruz supporters are looking for a new candidate.
Austin Petersen responded with a Facebook video that has gotten over fifty-one thousand views. In the video he asked that Cruz supporters support him in his bid for the Libertarian Party nomination. He also called for Glenn Beck and Ted Cruz to consider supporting him for President.
Dear Ted Cruz, Glenn Beck, and Supporters, Can You Support A Libertarian Like Me? #AP4LP #fblive #CruzCrew #nevertrump
Posted by Austin Petersen on Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Governor Gary Johnson released a statement on his campaign website saying that Senator Cruz deserved credit for fighting on the issues. Johnson also said that the nominations for the Republican and Democratic parties were set.
“Polarizing as they may be, when the rhetoric is pushed aside, will either of those candidates shrink the government? Will either of them stop the military interventions that are not making us safer? Will either of them stop the government from spying on us citizens? And will either truly bring government spending under control, stop the deficits that are bankrupting us, and get the government off our backs so that Americans can find the jobs they want and put us back on a path to opportunity?”
Many conservatives reaffirmed their commitment to the Never Trump movement.
Senator Ben Sasse said that Indiana changed nothing.
Reporters keep asking if Indiana changes anything for me.
The answer is simple: No.
This from Febr. still holds:https://t.co/yUNSZTHW7E
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) May 4, 2016
Erick Erickson asked who Austin Petersen was on Twitter.
Gary Johnson also shared a graph which showed that people were googling libertarian more than ever.
— Gov. Gary Johnson (@GovGaryJohnson) May 4, 2016
The Libertarian Party nominee will appear on the ballot in all fifty states. Gary Johnson received 11% in a poll last March against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. A NBC poll showed that 16% of respondents would vote for a third party.
Justin Amash didn’t have anything to say on the state of the Republican race, instead tweeting out something vague.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) May 4, 2016