Cruz doesn’t close door on Supreme Court seat

Cruz doesn’t close door on Supreme Court seat
 
 
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Asked Friday at a National Lawyers Convention event whether he’d accept a high court nomination, Cruz responded, “What I will say is that history is long and can take unexpected paths.”
 
“I think it is absolutely vital that that seat and every other seat that comes vacant on the court be filled principle constitutionalists who will be faithful to the law and will check their own policy preferences at the door,” he added.
 
 
Trump’s transition team was also reportedly considering making Cruz the next attorney general, but it announced Friday that Sen. Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsPress: For Trump endorsement: The more sordid, the better Those predicting Facebook's demise are blowing smoke If bitcoin is 'digital gold,' it should be taxed like gold MORE (R-Ala.) has been tapped for that position.   
 
Cruz congratulated his friend and colleague Friday, saying Sessions will make an “extraordinary” attorney general. 

“He is a committed and deeply principled conservative and if those who serve in this administration have even the fraction of his integrity and his commitment to principle, we are going to see an administration that does remarkable things for the people of this country," he said. 

For now, Cruz said he has the privilege of serving 27 million Texans in the Senate.
 
“I look forward to continuing to carry out that responsibility and continuing to fight for the principles of freedom and principles embodied in the Constitution and Bill of Rights. They are very much in jeopardy right now,” he said.