Gov. Fallin to work with Trump Team via phone

Posted at 8:29 PM, Nov 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-01 09:05:14-05

Governor Mary Fallin is joining the Trump Transition Team. She'll help to appoint thousands of people to the President-elect's staff.

"She doesn't know if she's going to be over a certain committee or a certain area," Oklahoma Republican Party Chairwoman Pam Pollard said.

Pollard spoke to Governor Fallin Tuesday night after she got the call asking her to be part of the Trump Transition Team.

Gov. Fallin plans on staying in the state as vice chairwoman and will communicate with the Trump team through video and phone conferences.

"She knows what she needs to do and she's going to do her duties in the state of Oklahoma, but I think she's got some time to do some other things," Pollard said. 

But the Oklahoma Democratic Party released a statement Wednesday calling Fallin "termed out." They said, "It is no surprise Fallin would be looking for something else to do when Oklahoma is facing a budget crisis."

It comes as Politico is reporting that Fallin is the "frontrunner" to be named Trump's Secretary of Interior. But the state's Republican Party says Fallin's number one priority is still Oklahoma.

We're told Governor Fallin also doesn't know how long she'll serve as the vice chair, but they'd like to have Trump's entire cabinet filled by Inauguration Day in January.

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