The Washington Post ran as story Thursday quoting two anonymous sources that assert that . . .
- Governor Phil Bryant attended the State of the Union as a guest of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
- They dined together and McConnell urged Bryant to consider appointing himself to the US Senate should Thad Cochran resign
— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) January 31, 2018
The article asserted that sources close to Bryant said that it was not particularly likely that the suggested scenario would come to pass.