Rep. Will Hurd said Thursday that he may not be seeking re-election, but that doesn't mean he's retiring from public life — or ruling out a potential post in President Donald Trump's administration, even though he said he hasn't been approached about that kind of role.
"I've got a lot of ahead of me," the Texas Republican told MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "First off, I'm going to stay involved in politics. I want to help candidates across the country do what I've been able to do, and that's to win really tough races."
He noted his district in Texas is roughly the size of the state of Georgia and covers 29 counties and goes across two time zones, as well as encompasses 820 miles of the border.
"I want to make sure that there's 15, 20 people like me serving up in Washington, D.C.," said Hurd. "I'm also, you know, interested in staying involved on the topics that have been my passions for most of my adult life, and that's that intersection of technology and national security."
Meanwhile, Hurt's name has been raised as a possible successor to Dan Coats as Director of National Intelligence, and he said he'd evaluate that opportunity if it were presented.
"I think (Trump) has a shortlist," said Hurd. "I don't think my name is on it. I haven't been asked. I think anybody who is ever asked to serve their country should evaluate the opportunity."
He noted that he's served his country most of his adult life, but again he hasn't been asked and he's not expecting to be.
Hurd has often criticized Trump about the border, but he does believe that the focus of government should be in unity, not division.
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