Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzCruz looks to boost space industry GOP super PAC pours millions into Ga. special election Cruz: 'Schumer and the Democrats want a shutdown' MORE (R-Texas) defended his home state Gov. Rick Perry (R), after Perry was indicted Friday for allegedly abusing his veto power in an effort to force a Democratic prosecutor to resign.
Cruz could face Perry in a Republican presidential primary in 2016, if they both decide to run and Perry survives politically.
Cruz and Perry are both prominent critics of President Obama, most recently over the administration's handling of the surge of unaccompanied children at the Texas border.
Perry was indicted on two felony counts for allegedly abusing his veto power in an effort to force a Democratic prosecutor to resign.
Perry vetoed money for the corruption unit under Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg after Lehmberg refused to resign following a drunk driving conviction last year.