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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mountain99889 (not verified) Fathead Slim Feb 9, 2017 1:43 AM

I am in the south  - Tennessee - your mother was the joke of the trailer park - porked by every nigger in town - come here and whip my ass you little pussy, I'm an old man you attacked me first you little half-nigger

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mountain99889 (not verified) Fathead Slim Feb 9, 2017 2:32 AM

Waukegan is 2 miles north of the Great Lakes Navy Base where I was born. My dad was a drill sergeant for the US Navy, he worked three jobs in the Waukegan area to support us kids. I'm having to explain myself to low IQ Alex Jones trash. We were from the south, the Navy took us up north. boy your mother was fucked by every nigger in the tri-state area , you attacked me first you half-negro

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mountain99889 (not verified) Fathead Slim Feb 9, 2017 1:14 PM

Arrogant ? Put yourself in my shoes. My IQ is 50 points above everyone around me. I didn't ask to be that way. I try to be nice about it. And I'm nearing 60, I've aged quite well, I had Hollywood good looks when I was young. All the middle-aged chicks working at the Walmart in this little southern town want me, I've already made several scores. And the the women at the Piggly Wiggly want me too. All the dumb men in this town got themselves blown up in Iraq, there's a shortage of men here in this little town. I tried to warn them 20 years ago that the war was for benefit of the Jews who hate us. Someone like me can't help to be arrogant, but I've played a good part, warning Americans about our Jewish enemies, protesting the war from day one. And it's no shock to me that the retard Alex Jones Jew lovers hate my guts, believe me the feeling is mutual

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mountain99889 (not verified) Feb 8, 2017 8:49 PM

El Spico - did you think that we would forget - when you attacked old white grampa exiting the Trump rally in California - unforgivable - waving your spico flag in our country

lakecity55's picture

I was on the roof of a downtown hotel today with my partner. We were measuring exit devices for doors at the penthouse/lounge area. It's still only roughed out, but a swanky joint is going in soon.

Anyawy, we were out on this balcony. There were two big projects going on within easy viewing: full of Mexcan sheetrockers and finishers! No jobs for Afros or Crackers!

I turned to M. and said, "well, here's hoping we won't see that much longer!"

 

nukegm's picture

finally, the senate DID SOMETHING.

only 9 more appointees to go

keep crying democrats

 

cheers!

cowdiddly's picture

YES. Alabama Slamma Man IS IN.

Its on like Like Donkey Kong now DNC pizza faces. What;s that noise I hear, Hillary's jet leave out?

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Are those afterburners from the Clinton plane?

ReZn8r's picture

Who gives a shit, track the bitch down like we did bin Laden and execute with extreme prejudice.

yogibear's picture

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) 

Useless, pandering politician!

What else do you expect from ILL -noise.

whatamaroon's picture

I hope all the AA snowflakes ohfuckhead brought in to the Dept of just-us take the hint and resign. Nuther thing the governor of Georgia now has a chance to appoint a Senator to replce Sessions, I hope it will be a good one.

MCDirtMigger's picture

The governor of Alabama.
(Reading be fundamental)

whatamaroon's picture

Sorry. BTW, I was a delegate to the Texas Republican convention, there was still a lot of butthurt that Trump was pulling away from Cruz. Sen. Sessions gave the headline speech, I was lonely there because I was cheering DOJ elect Sessions.

TheLastTrump's picture

Thanks for doing the work brutha.

 

I was a Cruz fan for about 5 years but we need Trump where he is now.

lakecity55's picture

All of the political appointees can be fired, no notice. As I mentioned earlier, Bill Clinton did it right after he assumed office. It was a general firing of All conservative prosecutors in one day!

Now, if Sessions truly changes the culture over there, a lot of them will take retirement. In fact, he should offer Early Retirement bonuses like they do in the civil service at military bases.

It's actually easy to do, but we would need about 6 to 12 months to see solid results.

 

 

 

SirBarksAlot's picture

Run, Hillary, run!

Archive_file's picture

UFO's, chem trails. Fluoride, elf-on-a-shelf, coronal mass ejections, death cult, Fukushima radiation, Big Foot, Saskwatch, Atlantis, Leanord Nemoy, In Search Of....it's all coming to a head. I see it now....

Release the locusts.

tncaver's picture

Ah hell there truly is a new sheriff in town .

DaBard51's picture

Perhaps Sessions will declare Chicago murders "hate crimes" and let Feds in...

 

 

 

When nine hundred years old you become, look this good you will not.

ClassicalLib17's picture

Illegal possession and illegal transfer of firearms is a federal law that hasn't been enforced in decades. That is about to change.

ArmchairQB's picture

Welcome to the new prison state.

John Law Lives's picture

Good news.  Now, go get the Hildebeast.

Shackles for Cankles in 2017!

ZH FNG's picture

Make those shackles "extra large".

lakecity55's picture

 

Hitlary for Life in Prison 2017!!

 

 

Volkodav's picture

Sessions speaking now

interesting

True Southern Gentleman

amenlight's picture

I agreed!!! Senator Jeff Sessions, the gentleman from Alabama, is a fine man who has served this country with dignity, respect and dedication. He will restore law and order to the Justice Dept. and the US as Atty. General !!!

ShakenNotStirred's picture

Congrats, and wish him success in restoring order and law.

Hopefully send Soros to a supermax and the demorats can fuck off.

numapepi's picture

Soros should be bunked with Ben Dover...

swamp's picture

Alabama

Heaviest work load in history.

Massive piles of work.

Riquin's picture

Congrats!!!  Go now GO !!! Lets start locking them up !!!

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

Time to enforce existing laws, reinstitute the rule of law in this country.

Start signing stacked up warrants tonight.

numapepi's picture

Now lets see those 77 arrest warrants issued for Pizzagate!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK1twYcGvBs

William Dorritt's picture

474 pedos arrested in CA a few days ago

Goldilocks's picture

474 arrested in California human trafficking stings, LA County sheriff says
http://abc13.com/news/474-arrested-in-california-human-trafficking-sting...
February 02, 2017

~//~

Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg favors decriminalizing pedophilia and child sex trafficking
https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2017/02/08/supreme-court-justice-ginsbu...
February 8, 2017 by Dr. Eowyn

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mountain99889 (not verified) Goldilocks Feb 8, 2017 9:57 PM

(((Ruth Batface Ginsburg)))

RightLineBacker's picture

I am sure that there is a very special place in Hell reserved for Ruth Ginsburg.

lakecity55's picture

Of course; loyal to the Talmud, that Evil tome from Babylon!

 

New_Meat's picture

and the question is: "What do you call 3,000 lawyers drowned in the bottom of Boston Harbor?"

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

a potential class action lawsuit?

e_goldstein's picture

474 pedos arrested in CA a few days ago

and a child trafficing ring was busted in Haiti two days ago.

Two days after the Clinton Foundation pulled out of the country.


lakecity55's picture

Perhaps the main objective of the "Clinton Haiti Operation" was to traffic in sex slaves; the money may have been a secondary goal!

 

 

lakecity55's picture

Let's see The Justice Department go after McCain and Graham, for arming Daesh; Daesh has threatened to strike the US and/or its interests abroad.

 

blindman's picture

Dean Martin & Jonathan Winters - At the Bar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVOx0u9LYrg

Herdee's picture

Scoll down on the site, on the left you'll see John McCain being bought-off by the villains behind 911.

http://www.infowars.com/

 

FubarNation's picture

Now the fucking real work begins.  

New HMFIC at the AG office.

Time to roll.

William Dorritt's picture

Elite Pedos seen racing to the airport after the vote.

Sizzurp's picture

Lock her up !!