‘Profoundly sad day’: Top members of Never Trump movement react to Cruz’s endorsement of Trump

Top members of the Never Trump movement expressed deep disappointment on Friday after Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announced that he will vote for Donald Trump.

“After many months of careful consideration, of prayer and searching my own conscience, I have decided that on Election Day, I will vote for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump,” Cruz wrote in a lengthy Facebook post.

Here’s how Never Trump conservatives reacted.

Glenn Beck, conservative radio host:

“Profoundly sad day for me,” wrote Beck, one of the top conservative radio talk show hosts in the country. “Disappointment does not begin to describe.”

“Maybe it is time to go to the mountains for a while,” Beck added, later revealing that he had spoken by phone with Cruz for 40 minutes earlier in the day.

Erick Erickson, editor-in-chief of The Resurgent:

Rick Tyler, former communications director for Cruz:

John Ziegler, nationally syndicated conservative radio host:

Steve Deace, conservative radio host:

Ben Shapiro, editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire