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Romney A Leading Contender For Secretary Of State

Incoming Vice President Mike Pence confirmed Sunday that Donald Trump is considering Mitt Romney for one of the top positions in his administration.

“The president-elect was very grateful that Governor Mitt Romney came in,” Pence told reporters. “They had a good meeting. It was a warm and substantive exchange. I know he is under active consideration to be secretary of state of the United States, along with some other distinguished Americans.”

The Hill noted that during the presidential campaign, Romney was one of the Republican nominee’s most vocal GOP critics. He argued that Trump was not a true conservative and was unqualified to be the nation’s commander-in-chief. Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts who was his party’s presidential candidate in 2012, was among many establishment Republicans who rejected the real-estate mogul.

Rudy Giuliani is another candidate for secretary of state. He was one of Trump’s most active surrogates on the campaign trail, making numerous speeches and television talk-show appearances on behalf of the nominee. The former New York City mayor’s political views are similar to Romney’s beliefs, according to The Hill, which praised Romney for his “experience, credibility and independence.”

The news site predicted that making Romney the secretary of state would help unite the Republican Party’s mainstream and Trump factions. The former governor could bring a somewhat more moderate voice to an administration featuring a number of hard-line conservatives.

Source: The Hill
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