Texas Sen. Ted Cruz congratulated President-Elect Donald Trump, and encouraged Republicans to start working on a conservative agenda, in a message he posted on Facebook.
The American public rejected the "Obama/Clinton agenda of bigger government, intrusive regulation, executive overreach, and lawlessness that is killing innovation and jobs, squandering opportunity for working men and women, marginalizing our freedoms, and compromising our security," Cruz said.
Cruz called on Republicans to enact their promises to "end the Washington cartel — a promise to drain the swamp."
Repealing Obamacare, securing the border, and enforcing immigration laws were also at the top of Cruz's agenda items.
The Republican senator said he was ready to help the new administration: "I am eager to lead the fight in the Senate to pass the conservative agenda that President-elect Trump promised to the American people."
Recovery will not be a simple task, Cruz said, but "the future of America is worth it. Defending freedom and preserving the Constitution is worth it."
The Texas senator also ran for president until losing to Trump in the primary. He has faced criticism within his own party, including former House Speaker John Boehner calling him "Lucifer in the flesh."
Rolling Stone published an article about Cruz's election-eve party, saying he took pictures with "a few dozen" supporters at a Tex-Mex restaurant.
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