While Cruz noted that it is “humbling” to be included on the President’s list, “it’s not the desire of my heart,” he told Fox Business News’ Maria Bartiromo on Sunday.
“I want to be in the political fight,” Cruz explained. “I want to be fighting to nominate and confirm three, four, five principled constitutionalist justices, but that’s not where I want to serve. I want to stay fighting right where I am in the US Senate.”
The comments make Cruz the second of the three conservative Republican senators on the list to deflect the high court buzz.