Hurricane Florence, Jeff Sessions, Russian Bombers: 3 Stories You Should Read 9/13/2018
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In the category of: Holy Sh*t.
In the category of: When protecting their own isn’t a bad thing.
The possible axing of Jeff Sessions is giving Republican senators a migraine.
The problem is acute enough that Republicans are pessimistic about a confirmation in the lame duck, when there will be little political imperative for red-state Democrats to go along with a new attorney general. And if Republicans lose the Senate majority, an attorney general confirmation becomes even more difficult, if not impossible.
It’s a problem compounded by the fact that some Republican senators, like Ben Sasse of Nebraska, have already said it would be “really difficult” for them to support a successor should Trump fire Sessions. Asked this month whether he was confident he could confirm a Sessions successor, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell instead defended the attorney general and said he hopes he sticks around.
In the category of: We’re going to need something more than thoughts and prayers.
Meteorologists and state officials are running out of adjectives to describe the hurricane bearing down on the Carolina coast. So far, they’ve come up with “monster,” the “storm of a lifetime,” “disastrous,” “historic,” “life-threatening” and, most of all, extremely dangerous.
They’re warning that even if you’ve ridden out a storm in the past, don’t try it with this one.
“This is going to be a Mike Tyson punch to the Carolina coast,” Federal Emergency Management Agency associate administrator Jeff Byard said on Wednesday on CNN.