Ted Cruz unwilling to commit on whether McConnell should run for reelection

Between brain freezes, the RNC’s failure to back America First candidates, and his unwavering support of sending taxpayer dollars to other nations, you’d think Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) would have an opinion on whether Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, 81, should seek reelection if Donald Trump, with whom the octogenarian has “bad blood,” wins the White House.

But, when given the opportunity on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures” to comment on the thought of McConnell running again, Cruz was Switzerland.

(Video: Fox News)

“You know, I don’t know,” he told host Maria Bartiromo. “That’s a decision for Mitch to make.”

“Obviously, there’s a lot of bad blood between Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump,” Cruz continued. “Mitch will have to make that decision.”

“What I want to see is, I want to see Republicans in the Senate stand and lead and fight,” he added.

On X, some couldn’t believe their ears.

McConnell aside, Cruz is optimistic about the 2024 elections.

“I believe November is going to be a very good election. I think we’re gonna see Donald Trump reelected as president of the United States,” he told Bartiromo. “I think we’re gonna see Republicans keep and grow our majority in the House, and critically, I think we’re going to win the United States Senate.”

He described his Lone Star race as a “battleground.”

“I will say my race here in Texas is a battleground race,” he said. “The Democrats are spending over $100 million. Chuck Schumer has made clear, I’m his No. 1 target. George Soros is pouring millions of dollars into the state of Texas.”

Because he’s “the Democrats’ top target,” he reminded the Fox News host, he only won his last race “by less than three points.”

If re-elected, Cruz vowed he’d “keep fighting for the rule of law, for the Constitution, for the Bill of Rights.”

“And,” Cruz stated, “I’m going to keep fighting to secure the border, even as we see these radicals undermine our safety.”

Meanwhile, McConnell released a statement last week claiming that the “Senate faces [a] test of American leadership.”

“From the earliest days of Vladimir Putin’s escalation in Ukraine, America’s closest allies and partners have been paying close attention,” he said. “From halfway around the world in the Indo-Pacific, our friends have made it clear that in the Ukrainian people’s fight, they see their own future.”

“[O]ur allies and partners are not naïve,” McConnell stated.

They know, he said, “that neglecting Ukraine’s fight to restore its sovereignty raises the costs of defending their own.”

“Our partners don’t have the luxury of pretending that the world’s most dangerous aggressors are someone else’s problem,” he continued. “And neither do we.”

“So today, it is no exaggeration to say that the eyes of the world are on the United States Senate,” he said. “Our allies and partners are hoping that the indispensable nation – the leader of the free world – has the resolve to continue. And our adversaries are hoping for something quite different.”

In other words, America, don’t worry about inflation, our Southern border, or the migrants who are invading our nation, we need to send our money to Ukraine and Israel.

“The United States didn’t give our Greatest Generation to the fight against Nazi Germany or commit half a century of focus and resources to defeating Soviet communism just out of a sense of altruism,” McConnell said. “And we aren’t helping partners resist authoritarian aggression today out of some warm and fuzzy sense of charity.”

Melissa Fine


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