Even before Ted Cruz suspended his campaign a few weeks ago, speculation has been mounting about a potential Supreme Court bid for the brilliant legal scholar. But when asked Friday about the possibility of being a justice, Cruz demurred. "That is not a desire of my heart," he said.
"Frankly, all the times I've interviewed you, I've never asked if you have any aspirations or felt called if asked to serve on the Supreme Court,” said WBAP-AM host Chris Salcedo in an interview with Cruz Friday. "I mean, I know you have the sharp intelligence to handle the job. But is it even something you even consider?"
"You know, Chris, I’ll tell you. That is not a desire of my heart," answered Cruz, adding, "I have had several opportunities in the past to go to the bench, and I certainly deeply respect the job the justices do. But I think our country is in crisis. And I think we need a strong conservative president who will appoint not just one, but two, three, four, five Supreme Court justices who are principled constitutionalists."