Rep. Hensarling: ‘I’m uniquely positioned’ to help Trump, but not as Treasury Secretary

Rep Hensarling: I haven't sought the treasury secretary job, but I can help on Capitol Hill

Despite rumors that Donald Trump's advisors are considering Rep. Jeb Hensarling for the Cabinet, the Texas Republican told CNBC on Friday he has not sought a position and does not anticipate an offer.

"I have a great job and frankly I'm a lot more excited about it today than I was 72 hours ago," he said in an interview on CNBC's "Squawk Box."

"President-elect Trump, once he's president, is going to need somebody on Capitol Hill to take his vision, his passion about getting this economy to work for working people, to translate that into policy, policy into legislative language," Hensarling said. "And I'm uniquely positioned to do that, so I'm excited about it."

Although he has since denied the rumors, Hensarling said he would not block a call coming from the president-elect on the matter.

"If the call came, I wouldn't block the call, we'd have the conversation, but I'm not anticipating the call, it's not something I've really thought about," he said.

Others rumored to be considered for the position include  Goldman Sachs veteran Steven Mnuchin, who headed Trump's campaign fundraising, and JPMorgan chief Jamie Dimon.

On Thursday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Hensarling, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, was being considered as a potential treasury secretary by Trump aides.

Hensarling rejected the rumors in a statement to The Washington Post on Thursday.

"It's nice to be mentioned, and I certainly want to help our new president make America stronger and more prosperous, but serving in his Cabinet is not something I've indicated an interest in and it's not something I am pursuing," he told the Post.

Correction: This story was revised to correct Hensarling's quote. He said 72 hours.