Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) reveals his plans for 2024, confirming that he is running for re-election, but doesn’t entirely rule out a possible presidential run.
While speaking at the Republican Jewish Coalition, Cruz told the crowd that he will be seeking a third term in the Senate, saying that he is focused on fighting the radical policies Democrats are attempting to invoke on the country.
“I’m running for reelection in the Senate. I’m focused on the battles in the United States Senate,” Cruz said, adding “we need to stand and fight against these policies that are inflicting so much harm on Americans across this country.”
However, the Texas Senator didn’t close the door when asked if he would ever consider a run for the White House.
“You can consider whatever you like,” Cruz said, adding “there will be plenty of time to discuss the 2024 presidential. I get that that is a lot of fun in the media to do. There will be plenty of time for that.”
Cruz has flirted with the idea of running for president in 2024 for some time now. In 2016, he finished second next to Trump in the race for the Republican nomination.
Cruz has previously said that he wouldn’t make any decisions until he knew for sure what former President Trump was going to do regarding the 2024 race.
However, with Trump’s announcement that he is running for president, Cruz might back out of a potential run, suggesting that he does not want to fight against Trump again for the Republican nomination.
Running for President at this point would be a disastrous idea for Cruz and for the party. No matter how you poll it, Cruz comes in a distant third or fourth to Trump and DeSantis and becoming a contented for the 2024 presidential big will just help fragment the party, thus giving aid and comfort to the Democrats.
Cruz is definitely presidential material…but now is not the time.
I don’t think Cruz wants to run for President. Running for Senate is promising. He is a great legal mind and is doing a great job as a spokesperson for conservative values. I could also see him as serving on the Supreme Court.
Mr Cruz you do what you need to do .I can’t vote for you being in another state. But I wish you great luck .you do hell of a great job..I’d like to see you on US SUPREME COURT. ONE DAY PRESIDENT. GOD BLESS YOU SIR AND KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK.
Stick with where you do the best… TX!