Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Sunday said he wouldn’t accept a nomination from President Donald Trump to the Supreme Court because he’d rather remain “in the political fight.”
In an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Cruz called Trump’s inclusion of him on a list of potential nominees for jurist on the nation’s high court was an honor, but that he doesn’t want the job.
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“It is deeply honoring. It’s humbling to be included in the list,” he said.
“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 principled constitutionalist justices but it’s not where I want to serve. I want to stay fighting right where I am in the U.S. Senate.”
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