Ted Cruz in New York: Trump’s Victory ‘A Mandate for Change’

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, pauses to talk with media as he leaves Trump Tower, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, in New York. (
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Texas Senator Ted Cruz spoke to reporters at Trump Tower, where president-elect Donald Trump and his top aides are outlining the future of his administration.

Cruz might be under consideration for Attorney General, according to Bloomberg News reporter Jennifer Jacobs, but the Texas senator didn’t discuss any considerations for a position in the Trump administration.

Instead, Cruz commented on Trump’s historical victory.

“This election was a mandate for change,” he said, according to the White House transition press pool. “The American people rose up and spoke overwhelmingly to say that the path we’re on, it didn’t work. And they want change, and they have given Republicans a historic opportunity — putting a Republican in the White House, electing a Republican House and a Republican Senate.”

Cruz said he would lead the fight for a “conservative agenda” and the promises that Republicans made in the 2016 election.

“I think that it is time for us to turn this economy around, it is time for us to protect the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and I look forward to working very closely with the president-elect, the Vice President-elect to repeal Obamacare and to confirm a strong conservative Supreme Court justice to protect the rights of all Americans,” he said.

Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier did not deny speculation that Cruz was under consideration for a position, but stated his commitment to Texas.

“Cruz is focused on serving Texans in the Senate. He was there today to offer help in promoting the conservative policies that were campaigned on and that he’s long fought for,” she told Bloomberg.