Politico: “The lobbying firm Squire Patton Boggs has fired former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, one of Washington’s most prominent lobbyists. The firm gave no reason for the Mississippi Republican’s sudden departure and declined to answer questions about it.
Former Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS) says if Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) had called him a liar on the Senate floor, as he did to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) last year, he would have taken a much harder line, The Hill reports.
Said Lott: “Having been majority leader, I’ve never had someone stand on the Senate floor and call me a liar. In fact, if I had been in the Senate at that time I would have moved to have him removed from the Senate chamber physically.”