Ex-NY senator: Giuliani 'would make a great attorney general'
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"I think one great appointment and someone who will follow the law and not bend the law as he or she sees fit is the attorney general, Rudy Giuliani," D'Amato told John Catsimatidis on his radio program. "He will be a great attorney general."
"Newt could be an absolute stalwart in just about any position you'd name, whether it's secretary of State," he added. "And I don't have any inside information on these appointments, but I would tell you, certainly — certainly, Rudy Giuliani would make a great attorney general."
Both Giuliani, a former mayor of New York City, and Gingrich, a former House Speaker, have been floated as possible Cabinet members for Trump.
D'Amato, who served in the Senate from 1981 to 1999, said the media failed to properly cover the "shenanigans of the Clinton team," and "distorted facts" throughout the campaigns, referring to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBudowsky: Why GOP donors flock to Manchin and Sinema Countering the ongoing Republican delusion Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves MORE.
Still, he admitted of Trump, "I never thought he was serious, but let me tell you, he worked and worked and never gave up."
D'Amato said Trump "had the guts" to talk about the important issues voters cared about, including immigration, neglected inner cities and drugs coming over the Mexican border.
Trump made immigration one of the focal points of his campaign, promising to build a wall on the Mexican border when he gets into office.
"You don't just come across the borders when others, millions, are waiting for an opportunity to come in," he said.
D'Amato said he was "in great spirits" and expressed his optimism in Trump's ability to serve as commander in chief.
"It's a great day, because I think Donald Trump is going to devote himself to making America a better place," D'Amato said.