Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSchumer moves to break GOP blockade on Biden's State picks Bipartisan senators to hold hearing on 'toxic conservatorships' amid Britney Spears controversy GOP senators seek to block dishonorable discharges for unvaccinated troops MORE (R-Texas) on Tuesday night declared that the "era of Obama lawlessness is over" as Republicans seized control of the Senate.
“Now is the time for Republicans to come together in unity to stand as one, to stand for principle and to say, ‘We will honor the trust you have placed in us,’" he said.
“And with new leadership in Washington, we will stand together and pledge to listen to the American people."
After the speech, during an interview on CNN, Cruz called Republicans' performance Tuesday night a "powerful repudiation of the Obama agenda.”
He said Republicans would have to "deliver on the promises we've been making on the campaign trail" including offering a "positive, bold, pro-jobs agenda."
"Now the responsibility falls on Republicans for us to stand up and lead," Cruz said.
Cruz declined twice to say whether he would support Sen. Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell, Shelby offer government funding bill without debt ceiling Franken targets senators from both parties in new comedy tour Woodward: Milley was 'setting in motion sensible precautions' with calls to China MORE (R-Ky.) for Senate majority leader, saying only, "That'll be a decision for the conference to make next week."
Over the weekend, in a Washington Post interview, Cruz would not say whether he would support a McConnell bid.Jesse Byrnes contributed.