Janice Rogers Brown spoke to the White House about the job in recent weeks
Following the recent resignation of Jeff Sessions, President Trump is considering a retired federal appeals court judge who also served on the California Supreme Court as the next U.S. attorney general.
Janice Rogers Brown, who served alongside Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, spoke to the White House about the job in recent weeks, according to Sacramento Bee.
Brown was appointed to the 11-member U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., by former President George W. Bush.
She was known as one of the most conservative voices within the court.
Fox reports: Democrats blocked her confirmation for two years because of her views, including those criticizing government programs aimed at helping low-income Americans.
While on the bench, Brown authored provocative opinions, including one on the lack of meaningful oversight of drone strikes by the U.S. military, the Washington Post reported last year.
Sessions abruptly resigned a day after voters helped the Democratic Party regain control of the U.S. House of Representatives and several state legislatures.
In a letter addressed to Trump, Sessions wrote: “At your request, I am submitting my resignation.”
Several conservative lawyers are recommending Brown to replace Sessions, the Bee reported.
Others being considered include Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, retiring Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, former Attorney General William P. Barr and Trump personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Trump appointed Kobach to lead his identical press commission on voter fraud, which was disbanded after states refused to turn over data. He la ost his Kansas gubernatorial bid Tuesday to Democrat Laura Kelly.
Trump named Matthew White taker — who served as Sessions’ chief of staff at the Justice Department and was previously a U.S. attorney in Iowa — as acting attorney general.
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Democrats demanded that Whitaker recuse himself from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. As a commentator for CNN, he has expressed skepticism about the probe.