After getting pummeled in Indiana’s Republican primary on Tuesday, Ted Cruz officially suspended his presidential campaign and less than 48 hours later, The Texas Senator has announced that he has selected his cabinet.
Last week in a last-ditch bid to slow front-runner Donald Trump’s momentum, Cruz named former business executive Carly Fiorina to be his vice presidential running mate.
The Cabinet traditionally includes the Vice President and the heads of 15 executive departments: Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice (the Attorney General), Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, and Veterans Affairs.
Carly Fiorina's merger with Ted Cruz ended up being shorter lived than a Kardashian marriage.
— Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) May 4, 2016
Other officials also hold Cabinet-rank, including the White House Chief of Staff; the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; the Director of the Office of Management and Budget; the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers; the Administrator of the Small Business Administration; and the U.S. Trade Representative.
Mr. Cruz did not mention any specific names at this time but did state that his ‘JV squad’ choices will make liberals, Republicans, Trump supporters and their cohorts in the media go absolutely insane.
In a statement, Trump was scornful of Cruz’s decision to pick a cabinet, calling it “a pure waste of time”, “Cruz has no path to victory. He is only trying to stay relevant”, “doesn’t he know he suspended his own campaign?” the New York billionaire and former reality TV star said.
At least Ted Cruz can go back to the Senate and find solace and comfort with his many friends there.