(CN) - A team of reporters from Courthouse News is reporting live from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Here is the very latest from the scene.
CLEVELAND (CN) - Delegates at the Republican National Convention are "disappointed" in Sen. Ted Cruz's decision not to throw his support behind Donald Trump.
Speaking to the convention for more than 20 minutes on Wednesday night, Cruz did not endorse the Republican party's nominee, instead telling voters to follow their "conscience" at the ballot box in November.
Boos followed Cruz off the stage and drowned out the end of his speech.
Delegates in the hall after the speech said they were disappointed with the Texan's decision not to support Trump, saying it could hurt the unity the party has insisted it has been building through the convention.
"I was disappointed and I voted for Ted Cruz," Michigan delegate Marian Scheridan told Courthouse News. "If they want to unify the party, everybody has to come on board. You have to be man enough."
Despite the cacophony of chants of "we want Trump" and boos that rained down from the upper levels of the arena, some Cruz supporters insisted the Texas senator did nothing wrong.
"What he said was vote for constitutional candidates and go to the polls," Minnesota delegate Don Bumgarner told Courthouse News. "He's telling people to go vote."
Linda Vinsanau, an alternate delegate from Louisiana and a Cruz supporter, said she was not surprised Cruz didn't support Trump and speculated that Trump's social media attack of Cruz's wife, Heidi, prevented him from ever fully supporting the candidate.
The boos that filled Quicken Loans Arena only served to divide the party, Vinsanau said. She noted that Cruz didn't tell anyone not to vote for Trump and said she still planned to support the billionaire now that he is the only alternative to Hillary Clinton.
"I'm 100 percent behind Ted Cruz, I'm 1,000 percent behind Donald Trump," Vinsanau said.
CLEVELAND (CN) - As Sen. Ted Cruz prepared to give a speech at the nominating convention of his fiercest primary opponent, even those that supported the Texan in the primary contest are hoping for a unifying speech, if not a full endorsement.
Cruz was one of the last Republicans to drop out of the hotly contested Republican primary and earned the second most votes on Tuesday as delegates at the Republican National Convention officially gave the presidential nomination to Donald Trump.
Prior to Cruz's sensationally not endorsing Trump Wednesday night, many of his supporters suggested the time had come to set aside differences for the greater GOP good.
"I am hoping that it will continue to unify the party," Linda Olsen, a delegate from Georgia, told Courthouse News."That is what we would love to see."
Delegates at a Cruz event earlier in the day reportedly booed Donald Trump's plane as it landed in Cleveland Wednesday afternoon, which many pointed to as a sign that the significant Cruz backing present in Cleveland is not ready to let go of its favorite son.