Haley for Secretary of State, McMaster for Attorney General?

Lt. Gov and Gov are being mentioned for key positions on the Trump team.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP, WLTX) - South Carolina's lieutenant governor says a member of Donald Trump's transition team has asked if he's interested in being attorney general.

Henry McMaster also says he's been told that South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is being considered for secretary of state.

Multiple sources are saying that Haley and McMaster plan to meet with Trump in New York on Thursday. 

McMaster tells The Associated Press he was contacted Wednesday. The former U.S. attorney and two-term state attorney general declined to specify who on the team called him.

MSNBC host and anchor Joe Scarborough also ignited the talk Wednesday when he tweeted, "sources tell me Donald Trump is now considering Governor Nikki Haley for Secretary of State."

In January, McMaster became the first statewide officeholder to back Trump. His endorsement split with Haley, who endorsed and campaigned with Marco Rubio for South Carolina's first-in-the-South presidential primary. When Rubio dropped out, she backed Ted Cruz.

Haley criticized Trump throughout the contest.

Trump won South Carolina's primary by 10 percentage points.

McMaster says that primary victory gave Trump a "stamp of approval" and was pivotal in getting him elected.

At the Republican Governor's Association Meeting Tuesday, Haley expressed relief that there would be a united Republican leadership in the White House and Congress.

“I’m just giddy, and if you talk to any of the governors here, we are so excited at the possibility and the opportunities that are going to be here,” she said.

 


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