President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team is considering making Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) the next attorney general, according to a new report.
From The Hill
Cruz discussed a possible role in Trump’s upcoming administration at a meeting in Trump Tower in New York City Tuesday, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg Politics.
CNN’s Jim Acosta reported that a source told him Cruz was on a “long short list” of potential attorney general picks.
Cruz visited Trump to offer assistance during the president-elect’s transition talks, a transition aide told NBC News earlier in the day, adding that the Texas senator is not being considered for a Cabinet post.
A spokeswoman said after Cruz’s stop he was “pleased to have the opportunity to meet with President-elect Trump in New York.”
“The American people issued a clear mandate to ‘drain the swamp’ in Washington, repeal ObamaCare and start over with cost-effective, patient-centered healthcare reform, appoint constitutionalist judges to the Supreme Court, secure our southern border and enforce immigration laws, and enact policies that will create more good-paying jobs for the American people,” Catherine Frazier said in a statement.
“On behalf of the 27 million Texans he represents, the senator looks forward to assisting the Trump administration in achieving these objectives.”
Trump and Cruz were bitter GOP presidential primary rivals before Trump formally received their party’s nomination in July.
Cruz notably refused to endorse Trump at the Republican National Convention that month, urging listeners to vote their “conscience” instead.
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