Dem rep would 'love' Mitt Romney as secretary of State

Democratic Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSunday shows preview: Washington prepares for an inauguration and impeachment; coronavirus surges across the US What our kids should know after the Capitol Hill riot  Pelosi names 9 impeachment managers MORE (Calif.) said on Sunday that he would "love" Mitt Romney as secretary of State, adding that he would be surprised if Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFacebook temporarily bans ads for weapons accessories following Capitol riots Sasse, in fiery op-ed, says QAnon is destroying GOP Section 230 worked after the insurrection, but not before: How to regulate social media MORE picked him. 


The president-elect is reportedly considering the 2012 GOP nominee to be his secretary of State, but Schiff said it's just another "head fake" from Trump. 

"In this new world, I would love Mitt Romney at the State Department. I think he would be a consummate diplomat. I think he could come up to speed on foreign policy issues but I think it's a total head fake," Schiff said on CNN's "State of the Union." 

"I think this is Donald Trump still being the entertainer, still running a show where he wants to build suspense. He alone knows which contestant will be the winner, and I think it's more a nod to give the appearance of bringing people together but I would be very surprised if he chooses Romney."

Romney and Trump met over the weekend, but he offered no clues about whether he would accept a role in the Trump administration. 

"We had a far-reaching conversation with regard to the various theaters in the world where there are interests of the United States of real significance. We discussed those areas and exchanged our views on those topics," Romney said.