Senator Cruz has agreed, at the request of President Trump, to present the Texas case to the SCOTUS. Remember yesterday, when Andy McCarthy thought it was significant that the TX solicitor general didn't sign the TX complaint--the state's solicitor general being the official who would normally argue TX cases before the SCOTUS? The significance of that was never what McCarthy thought, and may well be that this scenario--with Ted Cruz presenting the case--was baked in quite some time ago.
Of course, Cruz is highly qualified to take that role on. It's not just that he's a senator from this hugely important state and has previously sought the presidency. In his previous life he has argued cases before the SCOTUS and has a 5-4 record. His will be a voice that the justices will be familiar with and, certainly from a legal perspective, will respect. He's Establishment of the Bush Tribe--and if you don't believe me, check out not only Ted's own career but that of his wife Heidi.
Add to that the fact that Cruz knows John Roberts well. It was Cruz who recruited Roberts to the Bush legal team before Roberts' elevation to the SCOTUS. Perhaps Cruz, the DC political and legal insider who sits on the Judiciary Committee, will have some insights into Roberts in Roberts' moment of crisis.
Then there's this, from Don Surber: "The Cruz 2024 campaign is off to a good start."