Just when you thought the search for a new State Department chief couldn’t grow any more titillating…
President-elect Donald Trump’s been tossing out quite a few names on the trail to State, beginning with former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and then lately progressing to the more moderate camp of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
But there’s more to come.
Trump just added another to the list – and it’s johnny-come-lately David Petraeus, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and a retired four-star military general.
And oh yes, one more.
“Among other possibilities, one officials says is Jon Huntsman, a former Republican Utah governor who also served as the ambassador to China and speaks Mandarin,” the Associated Press reported.
Is your head spinning yet?
But as Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway just told reporters: Maybe there will be more. Maybe not.
“There’s not a finite list of candidates for the role,” she said, as the AP reported. “More than four. Who knows how many finalists there will be?”
That seems to be the question of the day.
So to get some kind of head count: There’s Petraeus. There’s Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, who chairs the Foreign Relations Committee. There’s still Guiliani. There’s still Romney. There’s Huntsman. And once again, there’s still Bolton.
Who will end up at Trump’s side? Who SHOULD end up at Trump’s side? Two very different questions, of course, but we have faith that the new president will choose correctly!
Source: The Associated Press