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

Energy Secretary Rick PerryRick PerryIs Social Security safe from the courts? Trump, Biden set for high-stakes showdown President Trump faces Herculean task in first debate 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 ShulkinVA inspector general says former top official steered M contract to friend Schumer demands answers in use of unproven coronavirus drug on veterans Former Trump VA secretary says staffer found plans to replace him in department copier 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.