During a Wednesday interview on Fox News Radio, Ben Carson, who will likely help Donald Trump choose a running mate, proposed making Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Trump’s attorney general and then nominating him to sit on the Supreme Court.
“I think he would be terrific on the Supreme Court, or I think he would be a terrific attorney general. Or he could be both,” Carson said when asked if Cruz would make for a good Supreme Court pick. “He could be attorney general first, you know, go ahead and prosecute Hillary, and then go on the Supreme Court.”
Donald Trump seems open to including Cruz in his administration. He told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly on Wednesday night that he would consider including his former rival in his administration.
“Well, he’s certainly a capable guy, so it’s something we can think about. It’s a little bit soon to think about it too much,” Trump said.
He also told O’Reilly that he would think about choosing Ohio Gov. John Kasich or Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) as his running mate, but he stressed that he’s looking at many candidates for the position.
During his interview on Fox News Radio, Carson said that he does not want to be Trump’s vice president.
“I wouldn’t advise him to pick me,” Carson said, adding that Trump should select someone “willing and able to take a significant part of the load.”
The retired neurosurgeon also said that he’s too detested by the media to be an effective running mate.
“You saw the reaction of particularly the left-wing media to me,” he told Fox News Radio. “I represent everything that they are against, and there would be so much attention on that, and I think it would just distract from what needs to be done.”