HOUSTON (FOX 26) - There's a time and a place for politicians to stop fighting political battles and honor the men and women who have fought in real battles. Now is that time and the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is the place. Congressman Al Green, Mayor Sylvester Turner and U.s. Senator Ted Cruz all acknowledged that Donald Trump is the new Commander in Chief.
Cruz who fought bitterly with President-elect Trump throughout the Republican primaries, says his place is in the Senate and not in a Cabinet position.
“American people have given Republicans an extraordinary opportunity to put up or shut up," explains Sen. Cruz. "We've been given control of the Executive Branch, the House of Representatives and the Senate. And we've got to deliver.”
Sen. Cruz says he has already met with Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence. His goals include repealing the Affordable Care Act, boosting the energy sector and fighting for both religious liberty and the Second Amendment -- goals that align pretty well with Trump's.
What will a Trump administration mean for Houston? The city is an island of blue in a sea of red, but Mayor Sylvester Turner isn't sweating. He says he's been in state leadership positions with Republicans calling the shots before. He says we are a nation of laws, not people.
“We have checks and balances in our system and we are part of a democratic democracy," says Mayor Turner. "I'm fine. I look forward to working with him. What I would say to him is Houston needs some money for transportation and resources.”
Trump has said he wants to invest in infrastructure.