Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions Confirmed as Attorney General

Trump's pick clears Senate for confirmation

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Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions Confirmed as Attorney General

Photo provided by Flickr User Gage Skidmore.

Photo provided by Flickr User Gage Skidmore.

Photo provided by Flickr User Gage Skidmore.

Photo provided by Flickr User Gage Skidmore.

President Trump’s pick for Attorney General, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions (R) was confirmed by the senate on Wednesday evening.

Sessions’ confirmation hearings were the subject of controversy following the silencing of Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (D) because of her reading a letter written by Coretta Scott King, one that criticized his actions with blacks’ voting right efforts.

“I literally can’t be recognized on the floor of the Senate,” she told CNN’s Don Lemon. “I have become a nonperson during the discussion of Jeff Sessions.”

Warren was barred from further speech in the confirmation hearings because of Senate rules against impugning another senator. A vote confirmed Warren’s violation, and what followed was uproar by Democrats all across the nation- especially by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York.

“After reviewing his record and giving careful consideration to his answers during the hearing, I am not confident in Senator Sessions’ ability to be a defender of the rights of all Americans, or to serve as an independent check on the incoming administration,” Schumer said according to The Washington Times.

However controversial Sessions’ confirmation may be, he has been confirmed and will be the next United States Attorney General.

“Jeff has been a highly respected member of the U.S. Senate for 20 years,” President Trump said in a November statement. “He is a world-class legal mind and considered a truly great Attorney General and U.S. Attorney in the state of Alabama. Jeff is greatly admired by legal scholars and virtually everyone who knows him.”

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