Hell Freezes Over: Sen. Ted Cruz Eyed As Possible Attorney General

Matt Vespa
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Posted: Nov 16, 2016 9:00 AM
Hell Freezes Over: Sen. Ted Cruz Eyed As Possible Attorney General

Michelle Rhee, former chancellor for D.C.’s public schools, is eyed for Education Secretary. Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), who just recently lost her re-election bid, Tom Cotton (R-AR), and Jeff Sessions (R-AL) are being considered for Defense Secretary. Conservative commentator Laura Ingraham may be White House Press Secretary. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani might become the next Secretary of State. And Dr. Ben Carson turned down heading Health and Human Services. But hell has frozen over with the rumor mill spinning on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who President-elect Trump could pick for U.S. Attorney General.

It just shows how politics can make strange bedfellows, given Cruz’s acrimonious rivalry with Trump during the Republican primaries. The Texas senator was booed off the stage during the Republican National Convention, where he refused to endorse Trump and urged GOP voters to vote their conscience. Cruz eventually endorsed Trump in September (via The Hill):

President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team is considering making Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) the next attorney general, according to a new report.

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.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said that the Trump White House should consider Cruz for the Supreme Court. We’ll see how this turns out. There are a lot of appointments pending.