North Dakota’s Outgoing Insurance Commissioner Says He Would “Absolutely” Accept Trump Appointment


Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump takes questions during a news conference in Bismarck, North Dakota, U.S., May 26, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm will be out of office soon. He opted not to run for another term, and yesterday voters elected fellow Republican Jon Godfread to replace him.

But now Hamm says he’s “honored” to be mentioned as a possible member of the Trump administration:

Hamm’s name was mentioned by LifeProNews, an insurance industry publication, as someone who could help Trump deal with the disaster that is Obamacare.

I spoke with Hamm about the possibility of working with Trump this evening.

“If I was ever fortunate enough to be asked to help President Trump unravel this fatally flawed law and help him implement a replacement law, I would absolutely accept,” he told me. “It is critically important that we get healthcare reform done right as a country and helping our new President achieve that would be an incredible honor.”

Hamm is not the only North Dakota Republican with a possible line on a job with Trump. Rep. Kevin Cramer, among the first members of Congress to endorse Trump back during the primaries, has been rumored as a possible Trump cabinet member.

Cramer hasn’t ruled out a cabinet slot, but says he prefers to stay in the House as North Dakota’s at-large member of the U.S. House.

Governor Jack Dalrymple has also served the Trump campaign as an adviser on agriculture policy, though there has been no talk of an on-going role in an official capacity with the Trump administration.