According to The Hill, President-elect Donald Trump's transition team is rumored to be considering none other than Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for the position of attorney general.
While many observers, including Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), had often floated Cruz's name as a potential Supreme Court pick, there are many who would consider this choice just as good. Furthermore, Cruz has stated multiple times that he does not wish to serve on the Supreme Court.
This comes on the heels of Cruz being seen entering Trump Tower to "offer aid during the transition," according to one transition aide.
Now it is being reported by CNN's Jim Acosta that Cruz is on a "long short list" of potential candidates to head the Justice Department.
Source: Cruz on "long short list" for Attorney General— Jim Acosta (@Jim Acosta)1479268999.0
This was later confirmed by Bloomberg, who spoke to a source familiar with the matter.
Trump and Cruz have had a rather rocky relationship in the past. During the primaries, Trump often referred to Cruz as "Lyin' Ted," and Cruz had animosity toward Trump for his comments about his wife and father. This all seems to now be smoothed over now, however.
If Cruz is picked for AG, then he will have beaten out the reported likely pick for the position, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who has taken a very hardline stance against illegal immigration.