South Carolina Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster said he is being considered for attorney general, according to the Charleston-based The Post and Courier.
McMaster, a former U.S. attorney in South Carolina from 1981 to 1985, told the Post and Courier Wednesday that he has been talking to people on the Trump transition team. McMaster, an early Trump supporter, also said that South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley — who endorsed Marco Rubio in the GOP presidential primary — is being considered for several possible Cabinet positions, including secretary of state.
Haley once said that Trump represented “everything a governor doesn’t want in a president.” In her response this year to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, she referred to “the siren call of the angriest voices.” But on Tuesday at the Republican Governor’s Association meeting in Orlando, Florida, Haley told reporters that she is “just giddy” about what lies ahead in a Trump administration.
“I’ve never known what it’s like to have a Republican president,” said Haley, the daughter of Indian immigrants who is serving her second term as governor. “I can tell you, the last six years, Washington was the hardest part of my job.
As of Wednesday, U.S. officials said that there has been no contact yet between the Trump transition team and the Justice Department.
Kevin O’Connor, a former Justice Department official who was in charge of the transition for DOJ, was part of the group of people who left the transition team following the ouster of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.