The second potential candidate President Trump was considering for secretary of the Army has dropped out of the running.
Van Hipp, the former chair of the South Carolina Republican party and an Army veteran and a defense lobbyist, withdrew himself from the list Friday, reported Politico.
Hipp said even though he no longer wishes to be considered, he still supports President Trump.
“I support President Trump and his leadership 100 percent, but unfortunately the timing would not be right for my family and me due to personal and professional commitments,” Hipp said in a statement.
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He was reportedly the top person on Trump’s list for the position last fall, but then Trump selected Vincent Viola, an entrepreneur from New York, for the role.
Viola later withdrew himself from consideration, citing that he couldn’t effectively separate himself from private business ties, at which time Trump went back to Hipp.
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