- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Sen. Bob Corker, Tennessee Republican, said Wednesday he’s “in the mix” for a role in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, possibly as secretary of state, but that people will have to wait and see what happens.

“They’re getting things together,” Mr. Corker said on CNBC. “Am I in the mix for the job? Yes.”

Mr. Corker said he realizes there are other people “very central to the campaign” who are also interested, and that he also has a good opportunity to accomplish things in his current post as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

“We’ll just see what happens,” he said.

Other names that have been mentioned as possible secretary of state picks are former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is part of the presidential transition team, and John Bolton, the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said on CNN Tuesday that Mr. Corker would be “way better” for the role than Mr. Bolton or Mr. Giuliani, saying Mr. Trump shouldn’t tap someone so hawkish to serve as the country’s top diplomat given his campaign rhetoric against interventionism in the Middle East.

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