Trump picks Sessions for AG – who will replace him?

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This morning, longtime Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions was picked by President-elect Donald Trump to be the next Attorney General.

Here is the national media’s reaction.

Reuters – Trump picks conservative loyalists for attorney general, CIA

Washington Times – Donald Trump picks Jeff Sessions for attorney general, Mike Pompeo for CIA chief

New York Times – Donald Trump Selects Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

According to Politico, it looks like he might have a rocky confirmation, but they predict he will be confirmed.

Politico – Early signs point to confirmation for Sessions

Who might replace Senator Sessions? Here are some predictions.

Roll Call – Who might replace Sessions?

al.com – If Jeff Sessions leaves the Senate, who replaces him?

Montgomery Advertiser – EDITORIAL: Sessions’ exit may cause power gap

Times Daily – Bentley quizzed about Sessions’ seat

  • Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.