If Democrat Joe Biden wins the presidential election on Nov. 3 – however long the vote tally takes – would he consider Alabama Senator Doug Jones as the next U.S. Attorney General?
Yes, according to a recent article from Politico.
In a hypothetical list of possible Biden cabinet members, the Alabama Democrat who served as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama from 1997 to 2001, was listed as the only possible AG candidate.
Politico was quick to point out the list is not a formal proposal.
“The Biden campaign says they aren’t preparing anything, and it’s way too early to even think about this (though a formal transition effort is already underway),” Politico said, adding, however that it was based on “very, very informed chatter.”
Jones is currently facing former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville, a Republican, for the U.S. Senate seat.
There is recent precedent for an Alabama Senator to make the jump to AG. Jones replaced Republican Jeff Sessions as Alabama’s junior Senator after Sessions was tapped as AG for President Donald Trump. Sessions resigned in 2018 amid pressure from the president, only to lose in the runoff to Tuberville in a bid to regain his Senate seat.