If Moore elected, AG may take Se­nate seat

Boston Herald - - NEWS -

NEW YORK — Se­nate Ma­jor­ity Leader Mitch McCon­nell is dis­cussing the idea of hav­ing At­tor­ney Gen­eral Jeff Ses­sions ap­pointed to his old Se­nate seat if Alabama GOP can­di­date Roy Moore wins elec­tion and is im­me­di­ately re­moved from of­fice, said a per­son fa­mil­iar with the ex­change.

McCon­nell raised the idea in a call with Vice Pres­i­dent Mike Pence on Mon­day, the per­son said, adding that Pence didn’t ad­vo­cate for or against the idea.

The per­son said McCon­nell also floated the idea of Ses­sions run­ning as a write-in can­di­date for the seat.

Five women have said Moore pur­sued them when they were teens and he was a pros­e­cu­tor. Two have ac­cused him of sex­ual as­sault. McCon­nell said Mon­day Moore should drop out of the race for Ses­sions’ old seat. Other Repub­li­cans have sug­gested a Se­nate vote to ex­pel Moore if he wins.

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