The Trump administration wanted U.S. Sen. Bob Corker to join its diplomatic ranks.
But the retiring Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman said he turned down the chance to become the next U.S. ambassador to Australia.
"I had a number of conversations with both President [Donald] Trump and [Secretary of State Mike] Pompeo," Corker said in a telephone interview Monday afternoon. "At the end of the day though ... it just felt like it wasn't the right step."
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