HOUSTON (KTRK) -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is reporting for jury duty in Houston.
The Texas Republican reported in for his civic duty this morning at the Jury Assembly building in downtown Houston. He says this is the first time he's ever been summoned.
"I'd actually never been called to jury duty before," Cruz said. "I got the summons and I was happy to come down and do my civic duty."
Cruz encourages others to take the time in the future to attend jury duty.
"I would certainly encourage everyone else when you get a jury summons to come down to participate," Cruz said. "It's like voting. It's part of the responsibilities of the citizen."
Cruz was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012.