Could Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) be destined for a cabinet position under Donald Trump?

Someone clearly wants him to be. But right now, Hensarling is making an effort to tamp down the rumors.

The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee was mentioned in a Wall Street Journal report Thursday as someone Trump aides are considering as a potential Treasury secretary. The Texas congressman would bring a “free-market background and deep GOP ties” to the role, the report stated, citing people familiar with the matter.

By his own account, Hensarling is not eager to give up his committee chairmanship, especially given Trump’s apparent interest in repealing Wall Street reform.

“It’s nice to be mentioned, and I certainly want to help our new president make America stronger and more prosperous, but serving in his Cabinet is not something I’ve indicated an interest in and it’s not something I am pursuing,” Hensarling said in a statement to The Post.

“The president-elect has said that repealing the Dodd-Frank Act is among his top priorities, and I look forward to working as his ally in the House to do just that.”

Ylan Mui contributed.