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

Energy Secretary Rick PerryJames (Rick) Richard PerryDems open new front against Trump The Hill's 12:30 Report: State of the Union takeaways | Sights and sounds from the night | Virginia attorney general admits he wore blackface Energy Secretary Rick Perry is designated survivor for 2019 State of the Union 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 ShulkinIs a presidential appointment worth the risk? It’s time to end the scare tactics and get to work for our veterans House Democrats open investigation of Trump associates' influence at VA 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.