Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, says he is not interested right now in serving on the U.S. Supreme Court. He “reveres the institution,” Cruz says, but prefers to stay engaged in politics.
“I don’t want to stay out of political and policy fights,” Cruz told The Hill news organization Wednesday. “I want to be right in the middle of them. The Senate is the battleground for just about every big policy fight right now.”
Cruz is running for reelection in Texas. He faces Rep. Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, D-Texas, in the November election.
Cruz’s name has frequently been mentioned in connection with the Supreme Court, though.
After graduating from Harvard Law School, he clerked for Judge J. Michael Luttig on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals—a Supreme Court training ground during the George W. Bush administration—as well as for then-Chief Justice William Rehnquist.
Cruz went on to practice at Cooper & Kirk, PLLC, an elite conservative litigation