Nearly three weeks removed from an easy primary victory over tea party challenger Katrina Pierson, Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) is convinced that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was not on his side.
In a Sunday interview with KXAS-TV's "Lone Star Politics," Sessions accused Cruz of spearheading an effort to prevent him from earning a tenth term in office.
“I don’t think there’s any doubt that Senator Cruz did get involved and had ideas about who he would prefer to work with, and that’s OK,” Sessions said.
Both Cruz and his father, Rafael, publicly supported Pierson over Sessions. Back in early January, Rafael Cruz gave Pierson his full endorsement at a fundraiser.
“She’s a strict constitutionalist,” Cruz said, according to the Dallas Morning News. "She’s a strong conservative and she wants to do what’s right
Ted Cruz echoed his dad's words later that month, saying at the North Texas Freedom and Liberty Rally that Pierson was "an utterly fearless principled conservative." A spokesperson for Cruz added to the Dallas Morning News that it was not an endorsement.
“He has not endorsed in this race and remains unlikely to get involved in any incumbent primaries,” spokeswoman Catherine Frazier told the paper.