The hunt is on to find a suitable choice to fill the national security adviser post, following Michael Flynn’s resignation a week ago.
Flynn was forced to step down, due to the swirling maelstrom brought on by White House leaks, suggesting that he gave false information to Vice President Pence, regarding his conversations with a Russian ambassador.
Several names that have emerged have been retired Army Lt. General Keith Kellogg, and retired Army General David Petraeus.
Senator Ted Cruz has offered up his two cents.
In an interview with CNN on Friday, the Texas lawmaker said Bolton would be “very, very strong” choice as someone who understands threats posed by radical Islamic terrorism and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and pro-war hawk, was reportedly a contender to be Trump’s secretary of state pick, before the president settled on Rex Tillerson.
Bolton presents as a serious contender, given his background.
On Thursday, President Trump named retired vice admiral and Navy Seal, Robert Harward as his chosen successor to Flynn, but Harward turned down the offer, citing family reasons and the stress of the job.
Trump has said that he has four possibilities that are under consideration.
Perhaps he’ll weigh Senator Cruz’s comments in his decision making.
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