Sen. Corker meets with President-elect over Secretary of State position
A United States senator from Tennessee is in the running to fill one of President-elect Donald Trump’s top cabinet positions.
Corker is the senate foreign relations committee chairman and now he is a contender for secretary of state.
“He has, I think, the greatest opportunity in modern times to really strengthen our nation’s security interests around the world and help us economically,” Corker said following the meeting.
As secretary of state, a position currently held by John Kerry, some of Corker’s possible responsibilities would include advising Mr.Trump on foreign affairs.
He could also be in charge of negotiating and terminating treaties and agreements with other countries.
Corker referred to the Tuesday sit down as a “very wide-ranging meeting.”
Corker said he is honored to be considered for the position.
Other contenders include 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney and former New York City mayor, Rudy Giuliani.
Aides say, the president-elect continues to weigh all options.
Something Corker said he agrees with, “He needs to choose someone he is very comfortable with and he knows there is going to be no daylight between him and them.”