Sen. Jeff Sessions has been officially elected as the next U.S. attorney general with an ending vote of 52-47. One of those ‘yes’ votes was from Democratic Senator, Joe Manchin, who helped Sessions have an extra safety cushion in case a republican voted against him.
Trump took to Twitter congratulating the man:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2017
Here’s a snippet from a recent Daily Caller article addressing Sessions’ entry:
“Sessions faced a grueling confirmation process, thanks primarily to unsubstantiated racist accusations being thrown around by senators like Cory Booker and John Lewis. Booker once praised Sessions for his civil rights work, and Lewis marched with Sessions in Selma, Ala., to honor Martin Luther King Jr.”
Because of those accusations and dealings, democratic senators did their best to protest his confirmation, but everything they did yielded no results.
Sessions was elected senator in 1997 and will be taking the place of acting Attorney General Dana Boente. Boente was executing the duties of the Attorney General after Sally Yates refused to agree with Trump’s executive order on the temporary travel suspension.
Hopefully, this Attorney General will be able to stick around longer than the last. To date, the following people have been confirmed: Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and Secretary of Defense James Mattis.
Source: Daily Caller