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

The article asserted that sources close to Bryant said that it was not particularly likely that the suggested scenario would come to pass.