Texas Sen. Ted Cruz isn't looking to become the next Supreme Court pick

Texas Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTexas Republicans call on county GOP chair to resign for saying Floyd's death was staged Rosenstein takes fire from Republicans in heated testimony Clyburn: Cowed GOP ascribes 'mystical powers' to Trump MORE (R) has no interest in becoming President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal plan to contain Washington protests employs 7,600 personnel: report GOP Rep calls on primary opponent to condemn campaign surrogate's racist video Tennessee court rules all registered voters can obtain mail-in ballots due to COVID-19 MORE’s next Supreme Court nominee.

“I revere the institution and what it has meant for our country, for the constitution, for the rule of law … the short answer is no,” the Republican told Hill.tv’s Buck Sexton. Cruz says he prefers to instead stay in politics.

“I don’t want to stay out of political and policy fights. I want to be right in the middle of them. The Senate is the battleground for just about every big policy fight right now,” he said.

The senator is running for reelection against Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke and the race remains tight. The state swung heavily toward Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMark Cuban says he's decided not to run for president Trump official criticizes ex-Clinton spokesman over defunding police tweet Poll: Biden leads Trump, Cunningham neck and neck with Tillis in North Carolina MORE in 2016, according to RealClear Politics.