President Trump reportedly offered retiring Senator Bob Corker the Ambassador of Austria position in his administration.
Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), who is retiring after 2018, turned down an offer from the Trump administration to be the next ambassador to Australia.
A spokeswoman for Corker, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, confirmed his decision, which was first reported by The Tennessean.
"I had a number of conversations with both President Trump and [Secretary of State Mike] Pompeo. At the end of the day though...it just felt like it wasn't the right step," Corker told the Tennessee newspaper.
Corker, who was previously under consideration to be Trump's secretary of State or vice president, said he notified the administration last week that he wouldn't accept the position, which would have started in 2019.
The United States currently doesn't have a Senate-confirmed ambassador to Australia. Trump nominated Admiral Harry Harris for the post earlier this year, before switching him to be the ambassador to South Korea instead.
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