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Cruz denies he is being considered for attorney general

Cruz denies he is being considered for attorney general
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Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzO'Brien on 2024 talk: 'There's all kinds of speculation out there' Ocasio-Cortez, Cruz trade jabs over COVID-19 relief: People 'going hungry as you tweet from' vacation McSally, staff asked to break up maskless photo op inside Capitol MORE (R-Texas) denied Monday night that the Trump administration is considering him as a possibility for attorney general, saying he is focused on his position in the Senate.

Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsAlabama zeroes in on Richard Shelby's future Tuberville incorrectly says Gore was president-elect in 2000 Next attorney general must embrace marijuana law reforms MORE is a friend and a strong conservative. I was proud to vote to confirm Jeff and to vigorously defend his confirmation, and I’m deeply gratified that we have a principled conservative like Jeff Sessions serving as Attorney General,” Cruz said in a statement, as reported by NBC News

“The stories being reported in the media tonight are false. My focus is and will remain on fighting every day to defend 28 million Texans in the U.S. Senate.” 

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Cruz’s statement followed a report Monday evening in The Washington Post that members of the Trump administration are weighing replacements for Sessions, including Cruz.

President Trump has expressed dissatisfaction with Sessions’s decision earlier this year to recuse himself from any investigations into Russia’s election meddling, saying he might not have picked him to lead the Department of Justice if he had known Sessions would step aside.