Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has shared with three prominent Republicans that he wants to resign and run for Senate next year in Kansas, Time reports.
The Republicans told Time that Pompeo's original plan was to stay at the State Department until next spring, but because of the House impeachment inquiry, he's thinking about making an early — and hopefully smooth — exit. They do not know if Pompeo has discussed any of this with Trump.
Pompeo's concern is that the longer he stays in the Trump administration, the more he will be criticized for not defending the current and former diplomats who have testified in the impeachment inquiry, Time reports. Trump loyalists have also accused Pompeo of not showing enough support to the president. Pompeo represented Kansas' 4th Congressional district from 2011 to 2017. Catherine Garcia
The Washington Redskins have benched Robert Griffin III, the quarterback whom the team drafted to much hullabaloo in 2012. Coach Jay Gruden informed the team Wednesday that backup QB Colt McCoy would get the start Sunday, though he left the door open for RG3 to win back the job before the season ends.
Washington heralded Griffin as a franchise lifesaver upon drafting him two years ago, and the QB went on to win offensive rookie of the year honors. But Griffin has struggled with injuries and inconsistency ever since, leading the team to go in a new direction, at least for the time being. Jon Terbush