Ted Cruz and Donald Trump might never fully rekindle their “bromance,” but the pair of patriots are definitely on the same page about one very important issue at least. Cruz visited the president-elect at Trump Tower earlier this week and may be in consideration for a position in the new administration.
“End sanctuary cities,” Ted Cruz said in a now viral tweet. Both he and President-Elect Donald Trump fully understand the need to secure the border and enforce existing federal immigration laws in order to protect and preserve the United States.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 16, 2016
“Americans are tired of seeing their laws flouted and their communities plagued by the horrible crime that typically accompanies illegal immigration,” Ted Cruz previously said in a speech, as noted by the Daily Signal. “But for too long the pleas of the American people on this issue have gone unheeded here in Washington.”
During their meeting in Trump Tower, Cruz and President-Elect Trump likely spent a significant amount of their time talking about sanctuary cities and illegal immigration. The Texas senator told the media they discussed the mandate the American people have given to Trump and the Republican Party.
“It is time to put up or shut up,” Ted Cruz said when describing what he believes is the basis of the mandate.
The senator also said he is looking forward to working with President-Elect Trump on the “incredible opportunities” the GOP will soon have the chance to dig into, Politico reports.
“The political class and the business class—our nation’s elites” have been promising immigration enforcement for far too long without any action being taken, Cruz also said. When lamenting over the lack of action on the matter by Congress and Barack Obama, he added that all previous attempts have had some type of amnesty aspect tied to the enforcement of the law.
Some have suggested Ted Cruz would be an excellent choice for a Supreme Court nominee due to his extensive background in constitutional law. Kellyanne Conway appears to have nixed the idea of the Texas senator becoming a justice in a Trump administration.
However, that does not mean Cruz will not have some position in the new administration. His name is among a handful being tossed about as possible picks for secretary of state.
When asked if he and Donald Trump discussed any specific cabinet post during their conversation, he declined to comment. Ted Cruz would only say he had a “far-reaching conversation” with President-Elect Trump.
“I’m eager to work with the new president in whatever capacity I can have the greatest impact defending the principles that I was elected to defend,” Cruz added.
What position would you like to see the Texas senator have in a Donald Trump administration if any?
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