Heidi Cruz Tells Megyn Kelly About Running For President, Because "He" Is Actually A "We" In Politics
If all you know about Heidi Cruz is what Donald Trump has tweeted about her, then you don't know enough. On Tuesday, the wife of Ted Cruz sat down with Fox News' Megyn Kelly for a one-on-one interview, where they discussed Trump's attacks on the prospective first lady. More importantly, though, Heidi Cruz talked about running for president, or rather, what it's like to be a partner to a man who's running for president.
Before she joined her husband on the campaign trail, Heidi Cruz was an executive at Goldman Sachs in Houston. She has a degree from Harvard Business School and she previously worked on President George W. Bush's campaign, where she met Ted. Together, they have two young daughters. Although her husband is currently running for president, he's clearly not doing it alone. Throughout her interview with Kelly, Heidi Cruz noticeably used the pronoun "we" when talking about her husband's campaign.
We still have 16 states to win. ... We have two long months.
Cruz has no doubt been in it to win it with her husband ever since he first expressed interest in running — but she did admit that the idea made her slightly uncomfortable at first. "I did get a little bit itchy," she said. It didn't take long for her to realize that running for president was the right move not just for her husband, but for her, also. If he had something to add to the election and the nationwide conversation, she though, "then we should be a part of this." She has since taken an unpaid leave from her prestigious job at Goldman Sachs to fully commit to the campaign.
If elected, Heidi Cruz sees her relationship with her husband while in the White House as a "we" arrangement, also. As she has explained to her daughters, the first lady isn't just a wife, she's also a partner to the president. "It's an opportunity to serve alongside the president," she told Kelly. (She also hinted at what her priorities would be in that position: children, entrepreneurship, and school choice.)
As Heidi Cruz herself mentioned, there's still a long way to go before we know who the next president is. Along the way, expect to see her campaigning on behalf of her husband, the conservative senator from Texas and Trump's biggest competition for the Republican nomination. Rest assured, though, that she's every bit of this race herself, too.