Trump health chief on potentially replacing Sessions: 'I am in my absolute dream job'

Trump health chief on potentially replacing Sessions: 'I am in my absolute dream job'
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Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar on Thursday said he was currently in his "dream job" when asked whether he could be on the short list to take over for Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsDo people think ill of Jeff Sessions merely based on the sound of his voice? Appeals court rules Trump administration can withhold grants from 'sanctuary cities' GOP casts Sanders as 2020 boogeyman MORE at the Justice Department.

“I am in my absolute dream job and just loving every minute of it," Azar said during an interview with ABC News.

The interview came after Azar stood with President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Trump nods at reputation as germaphobe during coronavirus briefing: 'I try to bail out as much as possible' after sneezes MORE to announce a major new action to try to lower prescription drug prices.


A Wall Street Journal report earlier this month floated Azar’s name as a possible candidate to replace the embattled Sessions, who is regularly criticized by Trump.

HHS spokeswoman Caitlin Oakley echoed Azar's response.

“Secretary Azar has repeatedly said that this is the best job he has ever had and that this is his dream job. He plans to continue serving President Trump as his HHS Secretary,” she said in a statement to The Hill.