A report from Bloomberg News suggests that Donald Trump is considering selecting Ted Cruz as his Attorney General.
Cruz was seen visiting Trump Tower on Tuesday, in what many view as a shocking turnaround after the two men had one of the more vicious rivalries leading up to the Republican nomination.
Cruz and Trump seem to have put their differences in the past, with this consideration for a role in the Trump administration being yet another sign.
Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Jacobs tweeted the scoop …
SCOOP: Trump is discussing TED CRUZ for AG
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) November 16, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump is considering nominating Texas Senator Ted Cruz to serve as U.S. attorney general, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Cruz, 45, was at Trump Tower in New York on Tuesday. When approached by reporters on his way out, Cruz said the election was a mandate for change but didn’t say he was under consideration for a job.
Cruz unsuccessfully sought the Republican presidential nomination. He and Trump were at odds during the primary, viciously attacking one another. Trump nicknamed Cruz “Lyin’ Ted.” Cruz didn’t endorse Trump during a speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. In September, relations between the two men seemed to improve when Cruz said he would vote for Trump.Asked for comment, Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said: “Cruz is focused on serving Texans in the Senate. He was there today to offer help in promoting the conservative policies that were campaigned on and that he’s long fought for.”
Conservative talk show host, Rush Limbaugh, has consistently been singing the praises of Cruz, claiming that he was the one presidential candidate out of the bunch who was “most steadfastly opposed to liberalism.”
Limbaugh would later add, “Ted Cruz … is the closest in our lifetimes we have ever been to Ronald Reagan.”
Conservatives will certainly take a man like that in the administration.
There are a myriad of reasons why this would be a terrific move by Trump – Cruz’ staunch conservative credentials, an unmatched legal and Senate resume, often noted as the smartest man in the room, etc.
Perhaps the Right Scoop says it best however, when they write “It would totally piss off the liberals.”
If that isn’t a selling point, we don’t know what is.
Cross-posted at the Political Insider