Newt Gingrich says he will not be in Trump Cabinet

Newt Gingrich confirms he will not have an official role in Trumps Cabinet.

You cannot drain the swamp if you just refill it from the past. 

Newt Gingrich said Thursday he will not serve in the Donald Trump administration in any official role.

The former House Speaker and presidential candidate had been mentioned frequently as a potential top member of the new government, possibly as secretary of defense, state or health and human services.

But he ended that speculation in an interview with McClatchy. “I will not be in the Cabinet,” Gingrich, 73, said. “I intend to be focused on strategic planning.”

McClatchy had contacted him for comment on whether his long ties to the Washington establishment might pose a problem with a Trump team that boasts of its outsider status and its promise to “drain the swamp” of Washington.

He did not say whether the decision not to be in the new government was his or Trump’s. The Trump transition team did not respond to requests for comment.

Via McClatchy