Senate Confirms Jeff Sessions As U.S. Attorney General In 52-47 Vote

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The Senate has voted to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as attorney general in a 52-47 vote that went along party lines, following days of rigorous discussion and capping a vicious debate that left Democrats and Republicans seething, and Elizabeth Warren barred from speaking.

Sen. Joe Manchin was the only Democrat to break party rank and vote to back Sessions. Independent Senators Angus King of Maine and Bernie Sanders of Vermont voted alongside 45 Democrats in opposition to the nominee.

The fight over Sessions' nomination infamously escalated last night, when Sen. Elizabeth Warren read a letter that Coretta Scott King had written in 1986 that accused Sessions, a U.S. attorney at the time, of using the power of his office to prevent blacks from voting.  As we reported last night, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell objected to Warren’s speech, saying she had impugned another member of the Senate. Then, in a 49-43 vote, the Senate agreed, blocking Warren from speaking on the Senate floor on Wednesday.

Angry Democrats accused McConnell of silencing a woman on the floor, and Warren went on a media blitz against the Republican senators and Sessions. The tensions were on full display during the debate over Sessions’s nomination. “We all know our colleague from Alabama. He’s honest," McConnell said. “He’s fair. He’s been a friend to many of us, on both sides of the aisle.”

Democrats defended their criticism of Sessions’s record on issues of race and civil rights.  “When we make a big issue of the position of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions on the Voting Rights Act, it's with good cause. It is historically an issue which has haunted the United States since the Civil War,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) — the No. 2 Senate Democrat — said ahead of the vote. 

“Senator Sessions is not a man apart from this agenda. He is not independent of [Trump's] agenda,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee.

Republicans meanwhile decried the Democratic tactics, arguing they were going to new lows to smear Sessions. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) — a long-serving Senate traditionalist — said Democrats are treating Sessions like a “terrible person,” urging his colleagues on Tuesday night to think of Sessions’s wife.

As The Hill points out, the fiery words in the last days of the debate over Sessions were somewhat surprising.

While the issue of race had always hung over the debate, Sessions is well-liked personally by many senators. That made the stinging words all the more noteworthy — and raises questions about the ability of lawmakers to work together going forward. 

Sessions will now take over the Justice Department’s defense of Trump’s controversial order barring people from seven mostly Muslim countries from entering the United States. A former aide to Sessions was instrumental in the order’s writing, and Democrats argued the Alabama senator would not be a firm defender of an independent Justice Department.

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The Jaguar's picture

YEEEEEEEEESSSS, Burn snowflakes burn!

GUS100CORRINA's picture

GOOD ... NOW GO TAKE NAMES AND KICK SOME BEHIND.

LET JUSTICE BE SERVED.

AMEN

Keyser's picture

Finally, now lets see the 70+ arrests of Washington insiders for pedophilia that a FBI source has been talking about this week... 

Pinto Currency's picture

Allegedly 30% of DC establishment (media, courts, lobbyists, congress, etc) are involved.

Arrests Imminent In PizzaGate Scandal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAyYbDi5pZU

When this gets going, there will be hundreds++ arrested.

Elizabeth Warren acting very nervous.

barndoor's picture

Got to get this off my chest - what kind of douche bag names their kid "Barron"?

The Alarmist's picture

PBUH ... an AG who might actually not be out to demonise me and those like me.

vato poco's picture

attention #Pizzagate scum: would be best for you and your families if you just went on ahead and ate your gun now, rather than wait. or perhaps a Ken Lay "heart attack". 

SESSIONS IS COMING FOR YOU

TRUMP IS COMING FOR YOU

YOU WILL BE FOUND AND KILLED

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) vato poco Feb 8, 2017 8:13 PM

Lock HER up Thrusday before days end.

 

Dr. Acula's picture

It's National Pizza Day tomorrow too.

xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) Dr. Acula Feb 8, 2017 8:51 PM

 

Now He can Start prosecuting Clintonites y Podestas for #PizzaGate. H even got a little help from Anonymous

Anonymous Hacks Darknet Hosting Site, Leaks Pedophile Databases

http://dailywesterner.com/news/2017-02-08/anonymous-hacks-darknet-hostin...

 

#PIZZAGATE

 


 


Manthong's picture

 

Sessions office supply shopping list:

  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Pens
  • Copy paper
  • Notebooks
  • Toner cartridge
  • 1000’ 5/8 inch stretched manila rope

 

 “If that f – - – ing bastard wins, we all hang from nooses!”

 

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) The Saint Feb 8, 2017 8:59 PM

LET THE ASS KICKING BEGIN!

Fumigate Lowrenta Lynch's office before our boy enters.

Handful of Dust's picture

I am quite takebn aback---I did not know we were allowed ot have a real law enforcer as the AG.

 

Go Sessions!

eatthebanksters's picture

Let's see:

-Investigate and prosecute the Antifa rioters from Berkeley...years in the slammer

-Investigate and prosecute banksters who committed fraud that lead to the financial crisis

-Investigate and prosecute the Clinton foundation for selling government favors

-Investigate and prosecute Hillary for the email scandal

-Fully investigate Bengahzi and interview all witnesses that have been hidden by the Obama administration.  If laws were broken then prosecute the offenders

-Investigate the IRS scandal.  Prosecute John Koskinen and Lois Lerner and lock them up.

-Investigate 'Fast and Furious' and prosecute and jail Eric Holderfor his coverup of criminal acts.

-Investigate eorge Soros, his Occupy movement and all its tentacles.  Bring charges to those identified in the Project Veritas film identifying the organizers of violent protests at Republican (Trump) rallies.  Bring charges to those that loaded busses of fraudulent voters and took them across state lines to vote.

-Investigate voter fraud.

That should be enough for the first week...

 

 

 

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) eatthebanksters Feb 8, 2017 9:00 PM

Voter fraud is the biggest deal.

Someone told me today all of Chinatown SF voted Trump.

They were changing the votes in SF, I knew it on election night.

Was too low

StychoKiller's picture

Monty Burns:  "Smithers, release the hounds!"

nmewn's picture

How much ya wanna bet he won't be having a...no cameras and microphones allowed...private meeting...with Bill Clinton...on a cordoned off airport tarmac...to discuss...how each others grandkids are? ;-) 

yogibear's picture

A great day for those who believe in the constitution  and our the nation's founders!

ReZn8r's picture

until they are dead dead dead. Let them swing for at least 3 days publicly.

BarkingCat's picture

Smaller one that names his son Prince... or who chose the last name King.

Keyser's picture

What kind of douchebag focus' on the what people name their kids?  Has to be a douchebag liberal cunt like you...  Go ask Moonbeam Zappa... 

Dancing Disraeli's picture

Shitaveous.  An actual name.

Moe Howard's picture

People are weird. My SIL named one Winston, I asked if the next would be Salem. Still mad.

Scooby Doo's picture

Jermajesty Jackson would like to know too!

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) barndoor Feb 8, 2017 9:25 PM

Who names their kid "barndoor?"  Oh wait....you named yourself that.  LOL

Nona Yobiznes's picture

What kind of dickwad calls himself "barndoor"? 

I have no problem with your moniker, by the way. But it's the same concept. Who cares how Trump named his children? Maybe it was Melania?

I actually like Barron, because it's not a cookie-cutter name, has a sort of gravitas to it. I don't see anything wrong with it whatsoever.

conspicio's picture

https://www.romper.com/p/why-is-barron-trump-named-barron-his-dads-kind-...

Because there is a family history with name. But apparently the googles don't work when you have your dick in the CD slot of your computer and the mouse up your ass.

MaxThrust's picture

"what kind of douche bag names their kid Barron"

The same type of fool who's handle describes the size of their ass.

Lets_Eat_Ben's picture

Hanged by the neck until dead

False_Profit's picture

Don't forget prosecuting Barry for fraudulently filing a fake birth certificate...

Miss Expectations's picture

There I was thinking that Nancy Pelosi was acting very nervous.  Very.

Kilgore Trout's picture

Evil weed dealers in the legal states had better watch out. This dude hates them.

Dinero D Profit's picture

Trump does not oppose good business.  Weed is very good business.

Btw, Weed production for export was just legalized in the rogue state.  Trump wants in.

 

ReZn8r's picture

these motherfuckers will turn on each so fast.

Fuck them demonicRATS

nmewn's picture

Fittin ta kick some ass.

Mareka's picture

Great day in America!
Like waking up from a bad dream featuring Holder & Lynch.

TheLastTrump's picture

Never saw anything as overtly racist as Obama/Holder/Lynch and that cunt supreme that said all decisions would be passed through the filter of race. That woman should be impeached for declaring partiality.

Whoa Dammit's picture

WhoooHooo!!! To me this is every bit as good as Trump winning. No more Just-Us.

wildbad's picture

better run and hide hill n billy

The Merovingian's picture

It seriously chaps my ass to consistently hear, see and read "majority Muslim' or ' mostly Muslim' as the descriptive for 'the seven countries' affected by the Executive Order temporarily restricting travel by foreign nationals from those countries into the USA. The MSM sure as hell didn't describe them that way when Obama singled them out as outliers in the region due to little or no screening of refugees.

Yet there it is in the last paragraph... come Tyler's are you going all PC on us now?

Lastly, I defy anyone to find the word Muslim in the EO. Anyone, anyone ... Beuller?

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/27/executive-order-p...

swamp's picture

Alabama.

Poke a haunt us Melting down !!!

New_Meat's picture

Fauxcahauntas strive to climb totem pole. Want be Chief.  Take new name "Chief Ruffled Feathers."

- Ned

{even here in the Commonwealth, her antics are wearing thin.  Approval rating down below 45%}

38BWD22's picture

 

 

That's good news!

 

lil dirtball's picture

>Burn snowflakes burn!

Right? I hate these losers. You just know their debauched lifestyles involve criminal activity. Hell, they aren't even employable outside of bars and coffee houses.

2.2M people in US prisons is nowhere near enough to generate the kind of money that I crave in my long Prison Industrial Complex (PIC) stocks - they're recession proof.

If 0bama could double the national debt, I think president Trump could easily more than double the prison population with the right AG ... and it looks like we got it!

The Jaguar's picture

Voter fraud....here we come!

WINNING WINNING WINNING WINNING!