Bentley approached by people seeking Senate appointment

Nov 16, 2016

A spokeswoman for Gov. Robert Bentley says the administration has already been approached by "several" people seeking appointment to U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions' Senate seat if he takes a position in the incoming Trump administration.

Sessions has not taken a position with the President-Elect, but the mere possibility has set off a political chain reaction.

Bentley, in a statement, says he will look for someone consistent with the agenda of President-elect Donald Trump. The governor says the person "must uphold the Constitution, value the rights of the Second Amendment, support pro-life issues, implement a strong national security policy and support domestic job creation."

The prospect elevates the political hand of the Republican governor, who has faced an impeachment push and clashed with some fellow Republicans over tax increases.