New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says you can forget about him having a cabinet position in a Mitt Romney administration.
The Republican governor, who repeatedly insisted he would not be Romney's running mate, said this week he has "no interest" in being the U.S. attorney general or holding any other cabinet spot.
"I’m telling you now, I have no interest in being in a Romney cabinet. I just have no interest in being attorney general," Christie said during his monthly call-in radio show Thursday, according to the New Jersey Star-Ledger.
The former federal prosecutor, set to deliver the keynote speech at the Republican National Convention next week, has had his name thrown around as a possibility for the nation's top law enforcement officer.
"No, no, I want to be here," Christie said Thursday. "There’s going to come a point where you guys are just going to just have to be humbled to the fact that I’ve actually been telling the truth that I didn’t want to run for president, I didn’t want to run for vice president, that I want to be governor of New Jersey and, you know, if Governor Romney wins, come January 20, 2013 when I’m not sitting on the platform with the cabinet then I think you’re eventually just going to have to be humbled to the fact that I’ve been telling the truth all along."
"As disappointing as it is, you’re just going to have to live with it," he added. "I want to be here. I love this job."