Sorry Rudy and Ted, but multiple news sources are reporting and confirming that the decision has been made, and that Trump has picked the man who will be the next Attorney General.
JUST IN: Jeff Sessions has been chosen for Attorney General by Donald Trump, sources say https://t.co/SiZ1E2iHEU pic.twitter.com/sEtQVvjCVN
— Bloomberg Politics (@bpolitics) November 18, 2016
"Jeff Sessions, Alabama Senator… strong loyalist, intense conservative – the next Attorney General."–@MajorCBS https://t.co/dnchoYV6u6 pic.twitter.com/o03Qg58Pv1
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 18, 2016
President-elect Trump has offered Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions the post of attorney general, sources directly involved in the selection process tell CBS News.
As Major Garrett notes, Sessions has long been considered one of the most conservative Senators. He was the first elected official to endorse Donald Trump.
Speculation that it might be Ted Cruz reached peak yesterday. It would have been a natural fit for Cruz, who was a Deputy Attorney General under Bush and served as the Solicitor General of Texas. Though the odds aren’t great, this does mean his name is still in the hat for other appointments, including (longshot) the Supreme Court.