Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Contenders for Sessions seat

Dear Governor Bentley,

In the 2016 Presidential election, the American people heard for eighteen months about a rigged, broken, and corrupt Congress and political system. This came from both Bernie Sanders on the Democratic side and Donald Trump on the Republican side.

It culminated with Donald Trump's Contract with the American Voter, in which the President-Elect committed to embark immediately on a plan for restoring honesty and accountability, and bringing change to Washington. The Contract proposed six measures to clean up the corruption and special interest collusion in Washington, DC. These are:
★ FIRST, propose a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress.
★ SECOND, a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce the federal workforce through attrition (exempting military, public safety, and public health).
★ THIRD, a requirement that for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated.
★ FOURTH, a five-year ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government service.
★ FIFTH, a lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government.
★ SIXTH, a complete ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections.

In deciding whom you will appoint to replace Senator Sessions in Congress (assuming he will be confirmed as Attorney General), I urge you to think about the importance of cleaning up the corruption and special interest collusion in Washington DC, and how well your appointment will advance that objective.

Thank you.

UPDATE 12/21/16 Persons reported under consideration
It has been reported that Gov. Bentley has interviewed  suspended Alabama Supreme Court Chief Judge Roy Moore; U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville; former state Rep. Perry Hooper of Montgomery; Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston; Associate Justice Glenn Murdock; Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur; Rep. Connie Rowe, R-Jasper; and Sen. Cam Ward, R-Alabaster.
Inquiry is made to those persons about what their positions and commitment are for restoring honesty and accountability, and cleaning up corruption and special interest collusion in Washington, DC.
The list of contenders for Sessions seat grows with this report of Bentley interviews of state Attorney General Luther Strange, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby,  U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer, businessman Tim James,  and state Sen. Greg Reed of Jasper.

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