President-elect Donald Trump is wasting no time in putting his cabinet together and the good news for the pro-life movement as he is already looking to pro-life people to fill important positions.
For the pro-life movement the top positions that Trump would need to fill that would have bearing on key pro-life issues include his chief of staff, HHS department secretary, domestic policy director, Attorney General and Secretary of State, among others. But it’s a good indication for those positions that Trump is looking to pro-life lawmakers for other key positions in his administration.
As The Hill reports, here are three pro-life lawmakers Trump is considering for key spots:
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) are all in the running for Cabinet positions in Donald Trump’s incoming administration, Bloomberg Politics reported Wednesday.
Citing people familiar with Trump’s thinking, Bloomberg reported that McCaul, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, is the top choice to be Homeland Security Secretary.
Corker, who heads the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and John Bolton, a former ambassador to the United Nations under George W. Bush, are both reportedly in the running for secretary of State.
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And Sessions is said to have his eye on secretary of Defense. Trump has reportedly told the Alabama senator that he can have his pick of cabinet positions.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that Trump’s team is looking at pro-life Governor Asa Hutchinson, as one of the picks for Trump’s attorney general. The other choice for Trump’s attorney general would be New York Governor Chris Christie, who also takes a pro-life position on abortion.
However, Hutchinson may not be interested.
At a press conference after a budget meeting today, Hutchinson was asked if he would accept a position in Trump’s cabinet. Hutchinson responded firmly, “No. How’s that for clarity?”
Hutchinson’s office released a statement affirming his opposition to joining the Trump administration:
“Governor Hutchinson is not interested in a position with the new administration. He has stated several times that being Governor is the best job in America, and he has no desire to leave his current post as the state’s chief executive. As such, the Governor will continue to focus on job creation, computer science education and making government more efficient for all Arkansans.”