Ted Cruz has had a humiliating 2021 so far. His support for Donald Trump’s big lie helped spark a riot in January. He then went on a family vacation to Cancun when his state of Texas was experiencing a severe weather disaster.
But the GOP legislature is nothing if it is not ambitious. In a recent interview with Newsmax, Cruz said he would consider running for president again in 2024 because 2016 was so fun.
Host Tom Basile asked: “Are you considering a presidential election in 2024? ”Cruz replied,“ Well, sure. I will definitely check it out. I tell you, 2016 was the most fun I have ever had in my life. We got incredibly close. “
The senator continued wistfully: “Had an incredible grassroots army of 326,000 volunteers across the country. Whether in the Senate or in the presidential election campaign, I am committed to defending free enterprise, defending freedom and defending the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. “
Of course, the Cruz race in 2016 didn’t seem fun. After favorites like Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Marco Rubio were eliminated, the Texan has a real chance of victory. But then he was overrun by Donald Trump.
Trump frequently humiliated Cruz on the road, calling his wife ugly, and accusing his father of being involved in the Kennedy assassination. While Cruz initially refused to endorse Trump at RNC 2016, he eventually became one of the former president’s most loyal flatterers.
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He enjoys sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.