A report last week alleged that Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney has been asked by the presumptive President-elect Joe Biden to lead the Department of Health and Human Services.
Romney was asked about that on Tuesday and shot down the possibility that he accepts a position in Biden’s Cabinet.
Romney, speaking on a Zoom call with reporters, said he had not been approached by Biden’s team for a Cabinet post and would not accept a position.
“The answer is no I have not been approached, nor will I be approached, and I’m not going to be part of the Biden administration,” Romney said during a call with reporters.
“I’ll be serving this term and who knows maybe even another one representing our great state,” he added.
Romney was elected to the Senate in 2018, meaning he’ll be up for re-election in 2024.
Last week, the report from the Buffalo Chronicle said: “Biden advisors expect that Romney — a former management consultant by training and a former CEO of Bain Capital — will be tasked with making the national healthcare system more affordable without legislation that modifies the Affordable Care Act.”
Romney has been very busy lately going after President Donald Trump, as well.
While speaking on Sunday, Romney called for the nation to “get behind” Biden and said he has seen no evidence of voter fraud,
“I think when you say that the election was corrupt or stolen or rigged, that that’s, unfortunately, rhetoric that gets picked up by authoritarians around the world,’ he said on Sunday to NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ host Chuck Todd. “And I think it also discourages confidence in our democratic process here at home.”
“And with a battle going on right now between authoritarianism and freedom, why, I think it’s very important that we not use language which can encourage a course in history which would be very, very unfortunate,” he said.
Romney made his way to CNN’s “State of the Union” later on Sunday and said there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud.
He said that even before any evidence has been presented in court that could possibly show the evidence.
“I think it’s important for us to recognize that the world is watching,” the senator said to CNN host Jake Tapper. “I would prefer the world to be watching a more graceful departure.”