Skip to content

Dick Lugar: Next Step Will Be Outside Government

Sen. Dick Lugar said his next job will be “outside of government.”

In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” the Indiana Republican was asked if he would consider taking a position such as diplomat in the Obama administration if the president is re-elected.

Lugar has been an ally of Obama’s on foreign policy issues.

“I think that my role is going to be outside of government,” he told host Candy Crowley.

He added that he won’t start looking for that position for three or four months.

“I have work to do for seven months,” he said. “That’s where my preoccupation is going to be.”

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), who was on the show with Lugar, said his departure would be a loss.

“We’re going to lose a lot when we lose Dick Lugar,” he said. “He’s the kind of guy we need to see more of in the Senate.”

Recent Stories

Menendez told colleagues he’s not quitting. Now what?

House panel details the ethics rules of a shutdown

US aid to Egypt under new scrutiny after Menendez indictment

House Republicans short on evidence to impeach Biden, witnesses tell panel

At the Races: Garden State of chaos

Biden pushes bipartisanship ahead of potential shutdown