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NYT: Two WH Officials Float Replacing Moore With Sessions

NYT: Two WH Officials Float Replacing Moore With Sessions
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Alex Brandon/AP)

By    |   Monday, 13 November 2017 05:43 PM

Two White House officials have floated the idea of replacing beleaguered Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, The New York Times reports.

Sessions held the seat before he was appointed to AG and could take it again if Gov. Kay Ivey of Alabama were to immediately appoint him when it becomes vacant again.

A source told ABC News' Tara Palmeri that Sessions was not interested in reclaiming his old seat, saying, "this is wishful thinking by people who probably don't even know Jeff Sessions, and certainly haven't spoken to him."

Moore has been battling allegations reported last week by The Washington Post he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl decades ago when he was in his 30s and pursued romantic relationships with three other teenagers.

A new accuser came forward Monday saying Moore, now 70, sexually assaulted her in the 1970s.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Moore should quit the contest, and National Republican Senatorial Committee Chair Cory Gardner said if Moore refuses to withdraw and wins, "the Senate should vote to expel him."

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The New York Times reports two White House officials have considered replacing beleaguered GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who used to hold the seat.
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