Sessions Confirmed as Attorney General
The hard fought confirmation battle for Jeff Sessions is now over, as the Senate yesterday evening confirmed the former Republican Alabama senator to be the next Attorney General by a 52-47 vote. This confirmation comes after a large amount of opposition from Senate Democrats due to allegations of racial bias, which have plagued his career since he was nominated for federal judgeship in 1986. Every Republican senator voted in favor of the confirmation, while all but one Democrat, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, voted against. Mr. Sessions will take over the Justice Department in the midst an intense legal battle over President Trump’s executive order on refugees and visas.
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