If Moore elected, AG may take Senate seat
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.