Gov. Bryant isn’t packing his bags for Washington just yet

It looks like Gov. Phil Bryant won’t be joining the Trump team, at least not in Washington.

Bryant tried to end speculation that he would become secretary of agriculture in the administration of President-elect Donald Trump.

“I’ve got the best job in the world,” he said on Tuesday at the Coast Coliseum and Convention Center. “I’m going to be governor as long as my term lasts.”

Bryant was on the Coast to announce $114 million in RESTORE Act projects but the conversation veered off into politics. He said he was disappointed in those protesting Trump’s election but encouraged by the president-elect’s early selections for leadership positions.

“We’ve had a republic for over 200 years now and we’ve had a safe and effective transfer of power,” he said. “For people to protest an election of a president of the United States and a vice president is certainly disappointing and I hope it’ll end soon.”

Sun Herald