Ex-Sen. Trent Lott: Squire Patton Boggs took ‘low road’ in split

Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, a Mississippi Republican turned lobbyist, says his ex-firm Squire Patton Boggs “took the low road” in reportedly firing him. Lott added that another former senator, Democrat John B. Breaux, was also planning to leave the shop. 

“This whole thing boils down to a very simple equation: Breaux and I decided it was time to move on to another firm, a strictly public policy firm,” Lott told CQ Roll Call on Tuesday.

“Word got back to the firm,” he added, “and they decided to try to undermine our ability to get clients. … We’re not

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