Dozens of reporters and photojournalists packed the hall outside of Senator Ted Cruz's office Tuesday afternoon.
He has returned to Washington after suspending his campaign for president.
NBC 5 was the only local television station that traveled to Washington for the senator's arrival.
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Political Reporter Julie Fine asked him how he can work with the senate after branding himself an outsider for the campaign.
"Listen, I, from the first day, I was elected to the senate, my priority has been fighting for the 27 million Texans who I represent. I'm going to continue fighting for the American people. If fighting for the American people makes me an outsider in the senate, then I will happily remain an outsider," said Cruz.
Cruz was questioned several times about whether he would support Donald Trump for president, but didn't give a definitive answer.
The two had a bitter race, Cruz bowing out saying he didn't have a viable path to victory. But Tuesday, he didn't complete shut the door on 2016.
"We have withdrawn from the campaign and it's in the hands of the voters. If circumstances change, we will always assess changed circumstances, but I appreciate the eagerness and excitement of all the folks in the media to see me back in the ring. But you might have to wait a little bit longer for that to happen," he added.
Cruz did not say what those circumstances were, and went into his office he answered. The senator is expected to speak in Dallas this weekend during the state republican convention.