MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Gov. Robert Bentley has interviewed suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore for Senator Jeff Sessions' seat, according to the governor's office.
The Alabama Court of the Judiciary suspended Moore until the end of his term after finding he violated judicial ethics with an order he sent to probate judges regarding same-sex marriage. Moore is appealing the decision.
According to the governor's office the following people have been interviewed for Sessions' seat:
- Perry Hooper Jr.
- Alabama Supreme Court Justice Glenn Murdock
- Rep. Connie Rowe
- State Sen. Arthur Orr
- State Sen. Cam Ward
- Rep. Mo Brooks
- Senate Pro Tem Del Marsh
- Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore
- State Sen. Bill Hightower
- State Sen. Trip Pittman
- Rep. Bill Poole
Sessions has been nominated by President-Elect Donald Trump to become the new U.S. Attorney General. If he's confirmed, Bentley will appoint a replacement until an election is held.