WASHINGTON (Reuters ) - Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is under “active consideration” to serve as U.S. Secretary of State along with other candidates, Vice President-elect Mike Pence said to Fox News.
Romney, who met President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday, was a critic of Trump during the campaign. Pence said that Romney was willing to be considered for the position.
Trump was “very grateful that Governor Mitt Romney came in. They had a good meeting. It was a warm and a substantive exchange and I know he is under active consideration to be Secretary of State… along with some other distinguished Americans.”
But Democrats were skeptical that Romney is an actual contender.
Representative Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, said to CNN that he would love Romney to get the position and he would be a “consummate diplomat.” But he said he wasn’t sure that Romney was actually in the mix to become Secretary of State.