BREAKING: Calvin Wilkie, the senior senator from District 7 and a Liberty Party member, has been named as President Mellark’s pick to be the second Attorney General in his administration.
Wilkie, a two-term senator, has served District 7 in multiple capacities. Wilkie previously served as District 7 Attorney General before being named a federal attorney by President Everdeen. Wilkie then returned to District 7 after four years to run for senator, which he easily won.
Wilkie was considered an outside pick for Attorney General. Many believed that the President would seek to appoint Jacquelyn Warner, the current solicitor general, or former Attorney General Karina Erickson to the post. However, the President as of late has made picks that have been considered unexpected by pundits, nominating Alexandra West to the Supreme Court and now Wilkie as Attorney General.
Following his nomination as Attorney General, Senator Wilkie resigned his Senate seat, stating that “it would represent a conflict of interest to serve in an organization that would vote on me for higher office. I have full confidence in my colleagues to make this decision without my involvement.” This now opens up a question of Wilkie’s successor in the Senate, who likely will be named prior to his confirmation hearing.