Sen. Mitt Romney (R‑Utah) on Tuesday dismissed rumors that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Bidenapproached him to serve in his administration in the event he is declared president-elect by the Electoral College.
“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 told reporters during a Zoom call, The Hill reported.
“I have no idea who made that story up,” Romney said. “I commented at the time: I’ve not been approached by the Biden team. I will not be approached by the Biden team. And I would never take a job where I had to follow in the footsteps of Michael Leavitt.”
“Mike Leavitt was the best HHS secretary this country has ever had, and I would never follow him because I could never keep up,” Romney added.
Romney will continue to hold his Senate seat and will be up for reelection in 2024.