Former Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., said Thursday that he would “of course” consider taking over as U.S. Ambassador to the UN if he were approached for Nikki Haley’s post.
In an interview on Fox Business, Lieberman dismissed reports of him being on the shortlist to replace Haley, who announced her upcoming retirement earlier this week, as “a rumor,” and said, “I don't think there's any reality to this one, really. I wouldn't use the term fake news but it's a rumor. I don't know where it began. It didn't begin with me or my wife or children. So nobody at the White House has talked to me about it.”
When pressed, the former senator said, “There definitely could be crazier picks. Look, as was the case when the president last year asked me to think about becoming director of the FBI, you know, I believe in public service or as my wife would say, public service is a disease for which they have not found a cure yet.”
He later added that “if there was any real interest in asking me to consider this, of course I would. But I'm very happy where I am now.”
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