Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) wasn’t quite ready to proclaim his support for Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as the U.S. Senate’s new majority leader following the GOP’s historic election night on Tuesday night.
“Will you support Mitch McConnell as your leader in the United States Senate?” Blitzer asked.
“Well, that will be a decision for the Congress to make and that will be decided next week,” Cruz said.
Will Sen. Ted Cruz support Mitch McConnell? His answer: http://t.co/2qSmAXrjn8#CNNElection— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) November 5, 2014
He went on to say that Tuesday was a “terrific night for Republicans” and a “powerful repudiation of the Obama agenda.”
Blitzer then asked Cruz a second time if he would support McConnell as the leader of the Senate.
“Wolf, I’m going to give you the same answer I did the first time you asked that question,” Cruz answered. “Tonight, what I’m focused on is the results in this election.”
Cruz also called on Republicans to push for a repeal of Obamacare after retaking the Senate from Democrats for the first time since 2006.