BREAKING: Senate Confirms Jeff Sessions as Attorney General!
This was a very hard fought fight, but we just got Sen. Jeff Sessions confirmed as Attorney General!
The republicans had to resort to an old rule, not frequently used, but they finally got our man confirmed!
And boy are the police organizations excited!
Here are more details from CBS News:
The Senate confirmed Republican Senator Jeff Sessions on Wednesday night as attorney general.
On Tuesday, Sessions had cleared a procedural hurdle in the Senate.
Confirmation was expected on Wednesday in spite of Senate Democrats’ opposition to their colleague.
Warren’s transgression was reading aloud from a 1986 letter Coretta Scott King wrote about Sessions. Republican leaders accused Warren of impugning a fellow senator.
“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless she persisted,” top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell said.