Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, a Republican from Mississippi, was suddenly fired on Tuesday.
According to Politico, Lott was working as one of the most well-respected lobbyists in D.C., working for the firm Squire Patton Boggs, when he was fired. As of the time of this writing, there has been no reason given.
“The firm gave no reason for the Mississippi Republican’s sudden departure and declined to answer questions about it,” Politico reports. “Mark Ruehlmann, Squire Patton Boggs’ chairman and global chief executive, said only that the firm had ‘decided that it is the right time to make a change in the leadership’ of its public policy practice.”
In a statement, Ruelhmann thanked Lott for his service but said the “evolving marketplace” required a change:
We wish to thank retired Senator Trent Lott for his years of service to the firm and our clients. As a global law firm, we are obliged to constantly evaluate and tailor our professional offerings to not only respond, but also anticipate the issues and concerns of an evolving marketplace and the clients we serve.
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