Ted Cruz has had a humiliating 2021 so far. His support for Donald Trump’s big lie helped incite an insurrection in January. He then went on a family vacation to Cancun when his state of Texas was going through a severe weather catastrophe.
But the Republican legislator is nothing if he is not ambitious. During a recent interview with Newsmax, Cruz said he would consider running for president again in 2024 because 2016 was so much fun.
Host Tom Basile I ask, “Considering a presidential race in 2024? ” Cross answered, “Well, sure. I’m certainly looking at it. I’ll tell you, 2016 was the most fun I’ve ever had in my life. We were incredibly close. “
The senator with nostalgia continued, “It had an incredible base army of 326,000 volunteers across the country. So, whether in the Senate or in a presidential campaign, I am committed to fighting to defend free enterprise, defend freedom and defend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Of course, Cruz’s run in 2016 didn’t seem like fun at all. Once favorites like Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Marco Rubio were eliminated, the Texan had a good chance of winning. But then he was crushed by Donald Trump.
Along the way, Trump frequently humiliated Cruz, calling his wife ugly and accusing her father of being involved in the Kennedy assassination. While Cruz initially refused to endorse Trump in the 2016 RNC, he eventually became one of the former president’s most loyal sycophants.
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based technology and policy writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com, and hillreporter.com. He likes sports, politics, comics, and spending time on the beach with his family.