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Jeff Sessions confirmed as Trump’s Attorney General with support from Tillis and Burr

The U.S. Senate pushed through another controversial nominee of President Trump’s Wednesday, confirming Sen. Jeff Sessions on a 52-47 vote to serve as the next U.S. Attorney General.

Democrats objected to Sessions’ record on civil rights and immigration.

But Senator Richard Burr praised the Alabama Republican on social media, calling the new AG a friend with a “record of pursuing justice”:

Senator Thom Tillis acknowledged differences he had with Sessions, but said he was confident in the leadership he would bring to the Department:

On Thursday the Senate will take a final vote to confirm Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., the President’s choice to serve as Health and Human Services Secretary.

One Comment


  1. Nancy White

    February 9, 2017 at 10:35 am

    “…commitment to the rule of law and record of pursuing justice…” ???? What hearing was Burr at? Not the one where we learned that Sessions was not considered by congress to be fair enough to be a Federal judge. Hard to see how Burr and Tillis could possibly conclude that he is an appropriate person to be Attorney General. Of course not surprised, since they have demonstrated that they are rubber stamp Republicans who will approve anyone put in front of them by the party. Our only hope is that the court will overturn the egregious gerrymandering in NC and give the people of this state and opportunity of actually having our votes fairly determine who represents us.

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