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Report: The White House in talks to replace Roy Moore with Jeff Sessions

November 13, 2017

  We all know the allegations about Roy Moore and they seem to keep building by the day. Some believe these allegations are true while others believe this is a politically motivated attack much like we saw with Herman Cain when he was running for President. (How quickly did those allegations disappear when he dropped out of the race?)

    I do not know if the allegations are true or not but I do know that Roy Moore has become toxic either way. Establishment Republicans are fleeing the Alabama candidate in droves while the voters seem to be standing by him.

  If Roy Moore does happen to win the election it is being reported here that White House officials are in talks to replace him with Jeff Sessions. I do not believe the White House should be–dare I say it–colluding with a State in a Senate race but this is an interesting scenario because if true this would relieve two problems. First; the GOP would be rid of a man who has become toxic, and second; Donald Trump would be rid of an Attorney General he has lost faith in and he would do it without firing Jeff Sessions, allowing him to save face.

    Here is more:

White House officials have reportedly spoken about the idea of replacing Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore with Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

According to a New York Times report, two White House officials spoke about the potential for Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) to appoint Sessions to the seat instead.

The White House officials said Sessions could then be appointed to his old Senate seat “when it becomes vacant,” according to the Times.

It is unclear how, if Moore is elected, the seat would become vacant.

  There are two scenarios I can come up with which would vacate the seat in the event Roy Moore won: The first is that an indictment is handed down and Roy Moore withdraws and the second scenario is that the Senate could refuse to seat him if he wins.

  The Constitution does not specifically grant the Senate this right however  Article I, Section 5 Paragraphs 1 and 2 do give the Senate the right to police its members and this has been used in the past for the very reason. Here is the text:  “Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members, and a Majority of each shall constitute a Quorum to do Business; but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the Attendance of absent Members, in such Manner, and under such Penalties as each House may provide.

Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behavior, and, with the Concurrence of two-thirds, expel a Member.”

  Personally I find it hard to believe Roy Moore can win at this point but it could get very interesting if he does…

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. November 13, 2017 9:59 pm

    I am convinced neither conservative or liberal journalist knows what is really going on with Trump and Sessions. Many have not read or understood The Art of the Deal a seminal study of Trump.

    Trump has been slowly building his judiciary largely unimpeded by the Democrats.

    The DOJ is full of career liberal appointees who will not go away. Remember Sally Yates? Yes she is no longer at DOJ but her coworkers are still there playing nasty and undercutting the leadership.

    Liked by 3 people

    • November 14, 2017 6:29 am

      Good point, one of the things that has gone unreported is the number of judges Trump has been appointing. This could be his one big victory so far and nobody knows it.

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  2. petermac3 permalink
    November 13, 2017 11:30 pm

    Guilty until proven innocent and even then he’s broken. The GOP since day one has had the engine running on the bus they’re throwing Moore under. Machiavelli was a choirboy in compared to these GOP back stabbers who gave not one degree of doubt to the claims made against Judge Moore, as opposed to the Dems and the left who will defend to the death a knowingly quilty one of their own. I’m now ready to get off my ass, go down to the county building and change my affiliation from republican to independent. C”eat domage….

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    • November 14, 2017 6:30 am

      Yeah, just the accusations are enough to condemn a person now. Even if it is proven to be false he is still ruined because people will only remember what he was accused of.

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  3. November 14, 2017 5:15 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius and commented:
    If all pans out in that direction and Moore ends up being vindicated, then, could MOore be named for USAG? He has the juice to do the job.

    Liked by 2 people

    • November 14, 2017 6:31 am

      Thank you for the reblog. What a turn of events that would be!

      Liked by 1 person

      • November 14, 2017 7:38 am

        You’re welcome.

        Liked by 1 person

  4. November 14, 2017 6:49 am

    He is toast…. period…moving right along….. We should have figured if not for these allegations there would have been something else.. Recall that old coot GOP from Alaska? Forced out, then found not guilty? Thats how we got Obamacare and they got to 60 votes.

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    • November 14, 2017 7:49 pm

      I forgot about that! This is the new playbook and it is working right now in Alabama.

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  5. November 14, 2017 3:05 pm

    This gal has one she did “exposing” the Lying Red Head Herring!
    Liars promote the ‘lie’ because it benefits them!

    Liked by 2 people

    • November 14, 2017 7:53 pm

      That was good, thanks for sharing it. It is telling that he is able to look directly at the people and not looking away and squirming.

      Liked by 1 person

      • November 14, 2017 11:55 pm

        haha. Your imagery of “squirming” brought this to mind 🙂

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