By Julia Zorthian
July 21, 2016

Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland Wednesday night was missing one notable talking point: an endorsement for the party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump.

In the speech that ran for more than 20 minutes, Cruz was able to take jabs at Hillary Clinton and position himself as a champion of conservative values. But as he delayed even saying Trump’s name, he was able to tell listeners, “vote your conscience.” The audience did not take warmly to his advice.

Read a full transcript of his convention speech below.

Write to Julia Zorthian at julia.zorthian@time.com.

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