U.S. Vice President-elect Mike Pence says Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee and a former fierce critic of Donald Trump, is under ''active consideration'' to serve as Secretary of State. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee and a former fierce critic of Donald Trump, is under "active consideration" to serve as U.S. Secretary of State along with other candidates, Vice President-elect Mike Pence said on CBS' "Face the Nation." Romney, who met President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday, was a vociferous critic of Trump during the campaign. "It was not only a cordial meeting, but also it was a very substantive meeting exchange and I can say that Governor Romney is under active and serious consideration to serve as Secretary of State of the United States," said Pence. Pence said Romney was willing to be considered for the position but Democrats were skeptical that he was an actual contender. Representative Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, said on CNN Sunday that he would love Romney to get the position and he would be a "consummate diplomat." "But I think it's a total head fake. I think this is Donald Trump still being the entertainer, still running a show where he wants to build suspense and he alone knows who the contestant will be the winner. It's more of a nod to the appearance of bringing people together," Schiff said.