House Majority Leader Mitch McConnel not only wants to get rid of Judge Roy Moore, he has his own nomination to replace him. When asked, Mitch McConnell put forth the name of Attorney General Jeff Session. The AG is the former Senator from Alabam whose seat is vacant. McConnell sees it as a perfect fit.
There has been no reaction from Jeff Sessions office. It is not expected to be accepted as a viable course of action for Mr. Sessions. There is also no word on how President Donald Trump might react to such a suggestion. Would the President see it as an opportunity to get a better hold on the Robert Mueller investigation?
As Written By Al Weaver for the Washington Examiner:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday publicly floated the idea of getting Attorney General Jeff Sessions to take his old Senate seat, as Republicans continue to seek alternatives to Judge Roy Moore.
McConnell made the comments to the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council while talking about who could mount a successful write-in campaign, like Sen. Lisa Murkowski did in Alaska in 2010. McConnell said she was popular in the state and was universally well-known, qualities that Sessions has in Alabama.
“The name being most often discussed may not be available, but the Alabamian who would fit that standard would be the attorney general,” McConnell said. “He’s totally well-known and is extremely popular in Alabama.”
“That obviously would be a big move for him and for the president,” McConnell said. He said President Trump is discussing what to do in the Alabama race “in great detail” as he wraps up his Asia trip.
McConnell conceded that he isn’t sure Sessions would come back after leaving earlier …..
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