Everyone assumes that Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ time in office is coming to an end — it is just a matter of when.
Senator Lindsey Graham believes that time will be soon, sometime early next year.
As for Session’s replacement, don’t look to Graham. The South Carolina senator says he has no intention of leaving the Senate.
Walking on Eggshells
Sessions has been on a short leash with President Donald Trump since virtually his first day in office.
Immediately after taking the position of Attorney General, Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation.
This was a move that clearly caught Trump off guard.
Many of the pundits in the media had expected Trump to have replaced Sessions already, but the president has remained patient.
At the same time, Trump has continued to put pressure on Sessions, more or less trying to force his hand by simply making Sessions as miserable as possible in the process.
The Trump administration has several changes coming up in the upcoming months.
Several high-ranking administration members have already resigned and are just waiting for the end of the year to turn their positions over to their replacements.
Now, according to Graham, Sessions is likely to join the list.
Considering the relationship Graham had in the Senate with Sessions, we can trust his insight on this.
“Early next year”
When specifically asked about Sessions’ future, Graham told conservative pundit Hugh Hewitt on Monday’s episode of the Hugh Hewitt Show, “Jeff probably will step down. We’ll have a new attorney general, most likely early next year.”
The senator, however, made it clear that he had no intention of being Session’s replacement. “I’m staying right where I’m at. People ask me about being attorney general and other jobs. I will be in the NBA before I leave the Senate. And I don’t like my chances,” he told Hewitt.
Another surprise that came from the interview was in how supporting Graham was of the Trump administration.
Overall, he stated Trump has delivered to his supporters.
He further stated he believes Trump has a good chance of winning the 2020 presidential election.
That is a huge vote of confidence from a man who was once considered one of Trump’s biggest enemies in the Senate.