Last night, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted, “Very organized process taking place as I decide on Cabinet and many other positions. I am the only one who knows who the finalists are!”
While only Trump knows who will be chosen for his cabinet, a captivated audience is taking educated guesses based on the information available. According to Townhall, 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 it’s who Trump may be eyeing to replace Loretta Lynch as attorney general that’s really turning some heads, as 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.
Cruz met with Trump yesterday at Trump Tower to discuss a possible role in Trump’s administration. According to CNN’s Jim Acosta, Cruz is on a “long short list” of potential AG picks. His name also has been floated as a potential pick for a Supreme Court justice, however, he was stated that he doesn’t wish to serve that position.
While Cruz wouldn’t confirm the speculation about a possible job offer when leaving Trump tower, he would make for one hell of a replacement to Loretta Lynch as Trump’s team sets out to drain the swamp. While Trump and Cruz haven’t had the best relationship in the past, with Trump branding him “Lyin Ted,” and Cruz refusing to endorse Trump at the RNC, that appears to be behind them now.
[Note: This post was written by The Analytical Economist]