- The Washington Times - Monday, November 5, 2018

Sen. Lindsey Graham said in an interview Monday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions may step down after this week’s midterm elections.

“Jeff will probably step down. We’ll have a new attorney general most likely early next year,” Mr. Graham, South Carolina Republican, said on conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt’s radio program.

The senator, who is said to be angling to lead the Senate Judiciary Committee next year, also dispelled rumors he’s interested becoming attorney general saying he would prefer to remain in the Senate.

“And people ask me about being attorney general and other jobs,” Mr. Graham said. “I will be in the NBA before I leave the Senate. And I don’t like my chances.”

Mr. Hewitt had asked about Mike Luttig, a former federal judge who is now general counsel of Boeing, as a possible replacement for Mr. Sessions. Mr. Graham did not respond about potential successors, but said that he did view Mr. Luttig as a possible Supreme Court justice.


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