Breaking: Jeff Sessions Confirmed as New Attorney General
The Senate has just confirmed Jeff Sessions as the new Attorney General in a party line vote of 52-47:
BREAKING: Senate confirms Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general despite strong Democratic opposition.
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 9, 2017
BREAKING: Senate votes 52 to 47 to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general pic.twitter.com/Bu8DoMbCZu
— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) February 9, 2017
Ted Cruz released the following statement:
“The confirmation of Sen. Sessions to be the 84th Attorney General of the United States is wonderful news for those who revere the rule of law. Sen. Sessions has impressive credentials, and having worked alongside him on both the Judiciary and Armed Services Committees, I have witnessed firsthand his steadfast integrity, his passion for the rule of law and law enforcement, and the profound mutual respect and admiration that exists between him and our men and women in blue.
“Jeff Sessions has led a remarkable career representing the people of Alabama, and he is undoubtedly well suited to serve the American people as the next U.S. Attorney General. I look forward to working with him as he takes on this new role and restores integrity to the leadership of the Department of Justice.”