Rep. John Faso in a phone conference call with reporters on Thursday morning said he has no plans for life after he leaves elected office next month.

“I literally have no idea what I’ll be doing in January, so I certainly can’t tell you what I’ll be doing two years from now,” he said.

He also batted down a report this week that he is being considered for the chairmanship of the state Republican Committee.

“I have not expressed any interest in it and no one has expressed any interest to me,” said Faso, who was defeated for a second term last month by Democrat Antonio Delgado.

But Faso acknowledged there are problems Republicans in New York they should be addressed, pointing to the growing enrollment advantage Democrats hold in the state.

“It’s a significant deficit the Republicans have,” he said. “I think we need to do some self-analysis on this question.”

Faso’s race in the 19th congressional district in the Hudson Valley was one of the more closely watched campaigns around the country. He said in the call this morning he was surprised by the result.

“I felt I was going to win right up until about 10 on election night,” Faso said.

He added that if Republicans lost up to 40 seats in the House of Representatives, he would be among the incumbents to be defeated.

“I think that these are factors largely beyond your control,” Faso said. “In that context, I guess I wasn’t surprised, because we wound up losing 40 seats.”

Faso was critical of President Donald Trump’s trade policies, calling the president’s tweet that expressing confidence a trade is easy to win as “patently absurd.”

“Trade wars are not easy to win,” he said. “They’re not easy to win and the have unforeseen consequences that are negative for businesses in our district.”