Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is open to returning to serve the United States should former President Donald Trump get elected president again.

CBS News’ Margaret Brennan put the question to him during a Sunday interview on “Face The Nation” while they were discussing the shrinking Republican majority in the House.

“Do you have plans to return to government potentially in a Trump administration?” Brennan asked her.

In response, McCarthy stated, “Look, I have always said I will serve whichever way if I’m the best person for the job. But I think people worried about whether they get a job in the next administration is the wrong place to be. You first have to have the election. I think you should be going out to the American public and showing them, yes, with President Trump get elected, we would have a secure border.”

“We’d have a stronger economy. We wouldn’t be evacuating five embassies. We wouldn’t have war around the world. We would be much stronger and the future would be much brighter,” he added.

Brennan interrupted the former lawmaker to suggest that his remarks were “counterfactuals.”

“I don’t think so. I served with both presidents. That’s exactly the situation today. We have evacuated five embassies under President Biden. We’ve had high inflation under President Biden. We have a wide-open border. We have people who are on the terrorist watch list, more people in one month of February getting across our border than the entire time when President Trump was in office,” McCarthy replied.

McCarthy endorsed Trump for president in December, saying, “I will support the president. I will support President Trump.”

He also indicated a willingness to serve in a Trump cabinet should he win the 2024 election. Quizzed about a potential interest in the position, he said, “In the right position, look, if, if I’m the best person for the job, yes.”

“Look, I worked with President Trump on a lot of policies. I, we, worked together to win the majority. But we also have a relationship where we’re very honest with one another,” he added.