During his acceptance speech in the early hours of November 9th, President-elect Donald Trump extended a hand towards those who opposed his candidacy. Since then, conservatives and #NeverTrumpers have been anxiously awaiting Trump’s cabinet choices to see if he truly meant it. Recent reports hint that Trump may be on the precipice of making the most unifying appointment of his transition team.
After the election, primary rival Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) offered to help to the new administration in anyway he can. Trump and his transition team may be ready to take Cruz up on that offer. Cruz visited Trump in Trump Tower on Tuesday afternoon with a possible administration appointment coming.
The Hill has reported Cruz is on a “long short list” for Attorney General according to CNN’s Jim Acosta.
SCOOP: Trump is discussing TED CRUZ for AG
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) November 16, 2016
After a contentious primary, Cruz declined endorsing Trump at the convention. Statements Trump made regarding Cruz’s wife and father were among the reasons for Cruz’s decision. Shortly before the election, Cruz forgave, changed his position and buried the hatchet for the good of America. Cruz publicly endorsed Trump for President following specific promises from Trump. Cruz cited a very conservative Supreme Court Justice list and repealing ObamaCare as the most influential policies forming his decision.
Questions arose if Trump would really “drain the swamp” with the appointment of Reince Priebus as Chief of Staff. Priebus is the epitome of the GOP establishment. An appointment of Constitutionalist warrior Cruz as AG would prove Trump is about to pull the plug.
While millions would celebrate with an Attorney General Cruz, the question remains if Cruz would accept the appointment if offered. Earlier this week, Ben Carson declined a position with the Department of Health and Human Services. Regardless, many who are still concerned about a Trump presidency are witnessing a transition team that is looking at choosing the “very best people.”
For his part Cruz struck a positive note about his meeting with the president-elect.
Sen. Cruz is pleased to have the opportunity to meet with President-elect Trump in New York today. The American people issued a clear mandate to ‘drain the swamp’ in Washington, repeal Obamacare and start over with cost-effective, patient-centered health care 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. On behalf of the 27 million Texans he represents, the senator looks forward to assisting the Trump Administration in achieving these objectives.”
For those who were concerned about Trump continuing to hold grudges, considerations and appointments like this will definitely put those minds as ease.
But that’s just my 2 cents.