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Allen West meets Pence, Flynn at Trump Tower

Allen West meets Pence, Flynn at Trump Tower
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Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) met with Vice President-elect Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceTrump set for precedent-breaking lame-duck period Trump pardons Michael Flynn O'Brien on 2024 talk: 'There's all kinds of speculation out there' MORE and several other members of the incoming national security team to discuss ways the former Army lieutenant colonel may be able to “continue to serve” his country. 

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"Nothing was offered. I mean, they know my reputation very well,” West told pool reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower following the meeting.

“I'm just a simple soldier and I'm the third of four generations that served this country going back to my father in World War II, and we still have a relative of ours that is continuing to serve in the Army now,” he added. 

West said he also met with retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, whom President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden MORE has picked to be his national security adviser, and K.T. McFarland, Trump’s choice for deputy national security adviser.

When asked his thoughts on Trump’s choices for secretary of State, a list that includes  former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, among others, West said the president-elect should choose who he wants.

“I'm just considering how I can best serve this country and through this administration,” he said.