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

Democratic Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffKey House Dem's objections stall intel bill as deadline looms The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — Kavanaugh and his accuser will testify publicly Russia probe accelerates political prospects for House Intel Dems MORE (Calif.) said on Sunday that he would "love" Mitt Romney as secretary of State, adding that he would be surprised if Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGrassley: Dems 'withheld information' on new Kavanaugh allegation Health advocates decry funding transfer over migrant children Groups plan mass walkout in support of Kavanaugh accuser 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.