If true, this would be big news.
Earlier today I told you about sources that suggest President Trump has considered former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani to take the place of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Trump is reportedly so incensed with Sessions for recusing himself from all things Russia-related, that he is very much on short time.
The president also is said to feel that if Sessions were out of the way, a new Attorney General would pave the way to firing special counsel Robert Mueller and ending the Russia investigation.
But back to the potential replacements for Sessions:
Cruz and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) are reportedly among the candidates Trump’s team is considering to replace Sessions, though Giuliani said earlier in the day that he’s not being considered.
During the primaries, the rhetoric between Trump and Cruz got intense, with Cruz slamming Trump’s “New York values” and Trump accusing Cruz’s father of being somehow connected to the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
While they eventually came to an uneasy truce, one has to wonder if there’s any lingering bad blood, and if so, would Cruz be the kind of attorney general to end an ongoing investigation just to make points with his new boss?
I can see where this might get some Cruz fans excited. Ted Cruz would be an amazing AG. However, given Trump’s mercurial nature, taking this position knowing why Trump wants a new AG would be career suicide.