The Public Battle Over Trump’s Secretary Of State

President-elect Donald Trump, his wife Melania and Vice president-elect Mike Pence, pose for photographers with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. after a meeting in the Speaker’s office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.
President-elect Donald Trump, his wife Melania and Vice president-elect Mike Pence, pose for photographers with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. after a meeting in the Speaker's office on Capitol Hill in Washington. Alex Brandon / AP Photo
President-elect Donald Trump, his wife Melania and Vice president-elect Mike Pence, pose for photographers with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. after a meeting in the Speaker’s office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.
President-elect Donald Trump, his wife Melania and Vice president-elect Mike Pence, pose for photographers with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. after a meeting in the Speaker's office on Capitol Hill in Washington. Alex Brandon / AP Photo

The Public Battle Over Trump’s Secretary Of State

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President-elect Donald Trump has named several members of his cabinet, but the key post of Secretary of State still waits to be filled.

The battle over who to pick has been a public one, with members of Trump’s transition team speaking out about which candidates they oppose or support. According to reports, some of the leading contenders are Rudy Giuliani, John Bolton, David Patraeus, Mitt Romney and Senator Bob Corker, who happens to be chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Molly O’Toole, a senior reporter at Foreign Policy, joins us for more on the candidates, the nomination process and the battle over who will be Secretary of State.