Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “ruled out” a bid for the retiring Kansas Senator Pat Roberts’ seat in 2020.
“I love Kansas,” he said Thursday in a live interview on NBC’s “Today”. Pompeo served Kansas’ 4th Congressional District prior to leading the State Department .
Pompeo added that he will serve as United States Secretary of State as long as President Trump will allow him.
“It’s ruled out,” he said of a possible bid. “I’m here, I’m loving it.”
Last month, The Washington Post reported that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell personally urged Pompeo to run for a seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. Pompeo had since met with the retiring senator.