Sen. Ted Cruz Remains Mum on Role in Trump Administration

He slammed 'idiots' protesting against election
By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
November 17, 2016 Updated: November 17, 2016

Sen. Ted Cruz is being coy about any role he might have been asked to play in the incoming Trump administration.

Cruz told Fox News Channel’s “Fox and Friends” that he and the billionaire businessman who was his bitter campaign rival had “a far-reaching conversation” at Trump Tower.

Cruz, meanwhile, responded to protests that have erupted across the United States, describing them largely as “idiots.”

“This is hypocrisy on rank display,” the Texas senator said. “All of the folks who jumped on their high horse and were lecturing to President-elect Trump, ‘You’ve got to accept the results of the election’—look, these are now the idiots protesting in the street, laying their bodies down in front of cars and disrupting traffic.”

“We had an election,” Cruz continued. “The people spoke. Democracy is a powerful, powerful way of choosing. And I think Americans across this country—this is across the line of Republicans, of Democrats, of independents, of libertarians—I think Americans are excited about the opportunity to have an administration that actually protects our rights.”

But when asked pointedly if the position of attorney general or any other administration post had been discussed, Cruz replied that “the heart of what we talked about” were solutions for the problems facing the country.

“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,” said the Texas Republican. Cruz fiercely challenged Trump for the Republican presidential nomination and relations between the pair were strained for months. Trump repeatedly referred to him as “Lyin’ Ted.”

Epoch Times contributed to this report.