Don’t expect to see Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in a Supreme Court robe anytime soon.
Cruz, a Republican, told Fox News that he would not accept a nomination to the Supreme Court after landing on President Trump’s latest list of potential nominees. The senator said it was “humbling” to be included on the list, but he revealed that he is not interested in the prospect of a lifelong tenure as a Supreme Court justice.
“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. I want to be in the political fight. I want to be fighting to nominate and confirm three, four, five principled, constitutionalist justices,” Cruz said. “But that’s not where I want to serve.”
“I want to stay fighting right where I am in the U.S. Senate,” he added.
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