A former Army officer who was being considered as President Trump’s Army secretary has pulled himself out of the running, Politico reported Friday.
“I support President Trump and his leadership 100 percent, but unfortunately the timing would not be right for my family and me due to personal and professional commitments,” Van Hipp said, according to Politico.
Hipp was the chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party in the late 1980s. He is currently the chairman of a defense lobbying firm.
Trump’s previous nominee for Army secretary, Vincent Viola, dropped out earlier this month after concerns were raised about his business entanglements.