Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer mum on idea of serving in Donald Trump’s cabinet
PHOENIX — Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Tuesday that she had not thought about accepting a possible cabinet position in a Donald Trump administration.
Brewer, who has been one of Trump’s vocal supporters in Arizona, told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Mac & Gaydos that the idea of moving across the country for a cabinet job would require some thought.
“You know, I haven’t given that a whole lot of thought,” she said. “I would hate to have to think I would have to pick up and move to Washington, D.C. to participate in something like that.”
The idea of Trump reaching out to Brewer about a possible cabinet position may not be as far-fetched as it seemed. Prior to selecting former Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, there were rumors floating around that Brewer was being vetted as a possible vice presidential nominee.
“Jan Brewer has been fantastic. She has been so fantastic,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News’ “On the Record” in May. “You know I won so big, her territory, we won so big, and she is a fabulous woman.”
Brewer said she’s been in politics for a long time and it would be hard to leave the state she loves. But she wasn’t ready to fully close the door on the idea just yet.
“(It would be) an awesome opportunity,” she said. “We’ll see what’s offered up and what I decide to do.”