BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is reportedly being considered for a spot in a potential Joe Biden cabinet if the Democrat defeats President Donald Trump in the November election.
Politico reported on Tuesday that Biden staffers are analyzing the backgrounds of some Republicans as they “compile shortlists of candidates for high-profile positions.”
According to the report, Baker is one of the Republicans on a list that includes former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, former Pennsylvania Rep. Charlie Dent, and Quibi CEO Meg Whitman.
When asked about the report Tuesday afternoon at an event in Revere, Baker told reporters he was “flattered to be considered, but I like the job I have.”
“Both the Lieutenant Governor and I said, when we ran for reelection two years ago – seems like 100 years ago – that we were going to serve our terms and I intend to do that. You’re going to be stuck with me for at least the next two years,” Baker said.
A spokesman for Biden’s transition team told Politico no personnel decisions will be made before the election. The spokesman said “diversity of ideology” is a key value in a potential Biden cabinet.