Former Pa. Senator would say “no” to White House job

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Former Pa. Senator would say “no” to White House job

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A former Pa. Senator, who was named a potential pick for the White House Chief of Staff position, said he would decline the position.

Republican Rick Santorum told CNN’s Erin Burnett that he’s “not interested” in the position. According to the Washington Post, Santorum was a potential pick for the position by President Donald Trump.

“Look, it’s an honor even to be considered. I think it’s a great job, and I know that there are a lot of good people out there,” said Santorum in a CNN interview. “The bottom line for me is — I just really, like Nick Ayers, I mean — my family situation really doesn’t allow me to do that right now.”

Nick Ayers, another top pick for the position, serves as the Chief of Staff for Vice President Mike Pence.

“I would again be honored to do it at some point in time maybe, but at this point, it just doesn’t fit for me and my family and so, you know, I guess the answer right now would be no,” said Santorum.

The Chief of Staff position became available after General John Kelly announced that he would be leaving the job.

The president’s top pick was reportedly Nick Ayers, who according to White House officials, turned down the job.

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