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Ted Cruz Talks Transition: ‘I’m Eager To Work With The New President’ [VIDEO]

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Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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Ted Cruz stopped by “Fox & Friends” Thursday morning to talk about Donald Trump’s transition team, and the Texas Sen. says he’s “eager” to work with the new administration in whatever fashion President-elect Trump deems best.

Cruz opened the interview by stating his Wednesday meeting at Trump tower “was very productive.”

Ted Cruz talks to reporters on Capitol Hill (Getty Images)

Ted Cruz talks to reporters on Capitol Hill (Getty Images)

“I am eager and committed to working with President-Elect Trump, to working with the new administration, to get it done to actually deliver what we promised to the voters,” he added.

After the pleasantries, host Steve Doocy asked Cruz the question on everyone’s mind.

“Are you talking about [working with Trump] in the capacity as a U.S. Senator or as in the capacity as someone in his cabinet or an executive level job in the administration?”

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Cruz responded that he currently has “an incredible job.”

“I’m eager to work with the president in any capacity that I will have the greatest impact defending the principals that I was elected to defend, defending the principles of freedom and defending the Constitution.”

Despite Cruz’s tight-lipped answer, his name was floated by members of the press Wednesday as a leading candidate for attorney general.

Additionally, Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway effectively shot down the idea Cruz could fill Antonin Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court on Wednesday. (VIDEO: Conway Suggests Trump Won’t Pick Cruz For SCOTUS)

Conway told reporters that Trump’s original list of 21 possible SCOTUS nominees — which did not include Cruz — “has not changed.”

“President-Elect Trump has committed to choosing his Supreme Court justices, particularly the vacancy created by the untimely death of Justice Scalia, he’s committed to choosing from that list of 21.”

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