(TeaParty.org) – The rumor mills have been churning since Trump announced the resignation of Jeff Sessions from the office of Attorney General on Wednesday.
“We are pleased to announce that Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, will become our new Acting Attorney General of the United States,” POTUS wrote on Twitter.
We are pleased to announce that Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, will become our new Acting Attorney General of the United States. He will serve our Country well….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2018
Fortunately for the President, there are a lot of good replacements to take over for Acting Attorney General Whitaker.
Whitaker, fortunately, is up for the job for the time being, and could potentially permanently fill the position. He’s been openly critical of the Mueller investigation, arguably the most vital issue surrounding who will replace Sessions.
In an op-ed for CNN in August 2017, Whitaker agreed with Trump’s perspective on the Special Council investigation.
“The President is absolutely correct. Mueller has come up to a red line in the Russia 2016 election-meddling investigation that he is dangerously close to crossing,” he wrote.
Matt Whitaker in August 2017: “The President is absolutely correct. Mueller has come up to a red line in the Russia 2016 election-meddling investigation that he is dangerously close to crossing.” https://t.co/Jk828W91ES
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) November 7, 2018
Another potential replacement for Sessions could be Trump ally and former NYC mayor, Rudy Guilliani.
Guilliani has already been working as close legal council for Trump and is very well-versed in the politics and legal details of the Mueller investigation.
He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he earned a reputation for aggressively prosecuting major figures in organized crime.
Guilliani himself has suggested that former New Jersey governor Chris Christie would make a good AG, an idea which has been floated since 2016.
Another excellent choice would be the newly envigorated Sen. Lindsey Graham; although it is also safe to say Graham seems quite content to carry out the President’s agenda from the Senate.
This is what he expressed at the news of Sessions’ resignation.
As to me, I will be part of a larger Republican majority in the United States Senate — working with the President and my Republican and Democratic colleagues,” Graham said in a statement following the President’s news on Sessions.
.@LindseyGrahamSC on @jeffsessions retirement & rumors he'll replace him: “As to me, I will be part of a larger Republican majority in the United States Senate — working with the President and my Republican and Democratic colleagues — to make America safer and more prosperous.” pic.twitter.com/HUsHSub6vp
— Abigail Robertson (@AbigailCBN) November 7, 2018
Former California Supreme Court justice and D.C. Circuit Judge Janice Rogers Brown is another name that has been floated to replace Sessions.
Brown has a long-standing reputation for defending the constitution and conservative principles.
There are a lot of good options out there, but one thing is clear–the Dems have absolutely no reason to sleep easy with Sessions gone.