If Donald Trump wins the Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said he is not interested in being his vice president (video below).
“I have absolutely zero interest in” serving as Trump’s vice president on the Republican ticket, Cruz said March 15 on the “Hugh Hewitt Show.”
“Donald Trump loses to Hillary [Clinton] … a lot of folks in the Washington establishment, they’re having fevered dreams right now of wanting a brokered convention,” Cruz added.
Cruz’s refusal to join the Trump ticket is in line with what conservative political commentator, TV and radio host Glenn Beck said on his radio program that same day.
“Not a chance,” Beck said Cruz’s wife, Heidi told him of a Trump-Cruz alliance, according to The Blaze.
“Believe me, I know Ted,” Beck added. “I have not asked this of Ted, I have asked this of Heidi, ‘Would Ted Cruz run as the running mate?’ Because that’s what everybody says, ‘You should be a running mate.’”
Earlier in March, Beck said he believes Cruz should enlist Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who recently dropped out of the GOP presidential race, as his vice president and that together they would make a “dream team.”
“Ted Cruz as president," Beck said on his radio program, according to his website. "Marco Rubio as vice president."
“ ... I think they should announce this and run as this,” he added. “I think we should begin to demand this. I think this should go all over the internet.”
Trump has not revealed who he would choose as his running mate, although he has hinted at Cruz or Ben Carson being possibilities. Based on Cruz's statement, he might as well count him out.