WATCH: Perry says he’s had ‘no conversation’ about taking over VA

Energy Secretary Rick PerryRick PerryTexas cities say state is making pandemic worse Coronavirus Report: The Hill's Steve Clemons interviews Ernest Moniz Trump issues executive order to protect power grid from attack MORE shot down talk that he could move to the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) if President Trump fires current VA Secretary David ShulkinDavid Jonathon ShulkinSchumer demands answers in use of unproven coronavirus drug on veterans Former Trump VA secretary says staffer found plans to replace him in department copier VA under pressure to ease medical marijuana rules MORE

Asked if he has talked to the White House about making the move, Perry told reporters Wednesday: “Not offered, no conversation about it." 

Following President Trump's abrupt firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday and his comments that he almost has the Cabinet that he wants in place, speculation has swirled on Capitol Hill over which administration official may be replaced next. 

Multiple news outlets, led by The New York Times, reported Tuesday that President Trump was considering firing Shulkin and moving Perry into the job.

Lawmakers tell The Hill privately that the president seems displeased with Shulkin's performance and he may be the next official to go.