Sen. Ted Cruz walked back any expression of interest in being on the Supreme Court after being included on President Trump’s shortlist to be nominated to the nation’s highest bench.
Speaking to Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Cruz (R-Tx.) was blunt when asked by host Maria Bartiromo if he would want to the job.
“You know, I don’t. It is deeply honoring, it’s humbling to be included in the list. I’m grateful that the president has that confidence in me. But it’s not the desire of my heart,” the Texas Republican said.
The 2016 GOP presidential primary runner-up fought a bitter battle against then-candidate Trump for the GOP nomination, however the two have since somewhat mended fences.
While the Texas senator has not spoken ill of the president since he took the oath of office, Cruz has not taken back any of his previous sentiments either.
In 2016, Cruz initially declined to endorse Trump after he secured the party’s