Ted Cruz might be moving to a new D.C. address after all. After failing to secure the Republican nomination, the Texas senator returned to his work in congress. But he may not be there long. Despite a long and bitter battle between himself and President-elect Donald Trump, he may soon be offered a position in Trump's cabinet.
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.”
Until now, many thought Cruz was a non-starter for Trump, but his stellar legal resume and stint as Texas' Solicitor General make Cruz an obvious front-runner for the position.