West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin says he’s spoken with Republican President-elect Donald Trump about how they can work together in his future administration.
Manchin released a statement Monday saying he spoke with Trump last week, reportedly over the phone, and the two would be continuing their conversations this week.
The statement did not mention whether Manchin was planning a trip to New York to meet with the President-elect in person.
Last week, Politico reported Manchin’s name was being considered by the Trump administration to serve as the next Energy Secretary. His name is also reportedly on a long list of people being considered for Secretary of State.
Several presidents have had cabinet secretaries from opposing parties in the past, including President Obama.
Manchin's statement said: