A new Bloomberg report alleged that GOP officials are considering the ouster of Sec. Rick Perry at the Department of Energy, to be replaced with Sen. Joe Manchin. (D-W.Va.)
Manchin was previously considered for the post of Secretary of Energy and is up for reelection in 2018.
When spokesman for Manchin, Jonathan Kott, was reached by Bloomberg, he declined commit to an answer.
“Senator Manchin has not had any recent conversations with the Administration about the Secretary of Energy position. He remains committed to serving the people of West Virginia,” said Jonathan Kott.
If Manchin were to take over for Perry, Bloomberg reported that it’s “unclear whether [Perry] would be open to taking another position in the administration.”
Bloomberg reported that Perry has also been considered to replace John Kelly — who was appointed White House chief of staff last week — at the Department of Homeland Security.