Oklahoma governor talks Interior Dept. post with Trump

Oklahoma governor talks Interior Dept. post with Trump
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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) reportedly discussed an appointment to head the Interior Department during a meeting with President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump nominates Jeffrey Rosen to replace Rosenstein at DOJ McCabe says ‘it’s possible’ Trump is a Russian asset McCabe: Trump ‘undermining the role of law enforcement’ MORE

Fallin visited Trump in New York City on Monday as he holds a series of meetings to build his Cabinet. 


Trump, Fallin and Vice President-elect Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceMarc Short to return to White House as Pence’s chief of staff China accuses US of trying to block development after Pence Huawei comments Kamala Harris shopping trip stirs Twitter campaign trail debate MORE discussed appointments to the Interior Department during the meeting, her spokesperson told The Hill. Trump didn’t formally offer her any post during the meeting. 

“The governor is willing to do what she can to support the Trump administration [to] lead America on the path to greatness,” the statement said. 

“As the governor has said before, Donald Trump will work to make sure America feels safe again, create jobs, restore a sense of unity and optimism and put constitutionalists on the U.S. Supreme Court.”

"It was a wonderful discussion. … It was just an initial meeting to address a wide range of topics," Fallin told reporters at Trump Tower, according to Reuters.

Fallin was an early endorser of Trump, backing the real estate mogul in May. She was discussed as a potential running mate for Trump, speculation she welcomed at the time.

Fallin is one of a handful of current or former elected officials floated for the Interior Department, a list that includes former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R).

Updated at 1:28 p.m.