President Trump personally asked Republican Sen. Ted Cruz to argue the Texas lawsuit seeking to overturn the election results in four battleground states before the Supreme Court, two sources told CNN.
Seventeen other Republican-led states have indicated their support for the lawsuit brought by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton seeking to invalidate millions of votes cast in four states that went for Biden: Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Trump sought to intervene in the case today.
“The President asked Sen. Cruz last night to argue the Texas case, and he told the President that if the Supreme Court took it up he would do so," a spokesperson for the Texas senator said.
A source familiar with the conversation said Trump has asked Cruz to argue a number of these election challenges.
The New York Times first reported the conversation.