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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indaknow's picture

Crony corrupt criminals should be shitting their pants. The rest of us can just enjoy the show. 

Now about those 33000 emails. ..

monad's picture

Be ready to pitch in and smooth the transition. Better living through superior firepower.

Farmer Joe in Brooklyn's picture

Who gives a fuck about the 33k...?

I wanna see the 650k from Anthony Weiner's laptop.

That's the nuke..!!

ReZn8r's picture

the number is 650,000 missing emails

chosen's picture

Ha, ha, ha.  Fuck you stupid niggers and nigger-wannabes.  Go back to Africa.

TheLastTrump's picture

what are you, an agent provacateur? or just an ordinary dumbass

chosen's picture

I refer to an earlier ZH story concerning Maxine Waters and to Coretta Scott King's worthless comments.

lakecity55's picture

Africans don't want them.

 

Neochrome's picture

Finally, time to lay down the LAW!

 

johnwburns's picture

A good man in the right job, what could make the left crazier than that?

monad's picture

He's an articulate native-born white man they can't mess with? 

Infinite QE's picture

Indict Hillary and Soros.

arby63's picture

Go after Soros with a vengeance.

stant's picture

Got get those bastards!

 

TheLastTrump's picture

it WAS worth saying twice :)

stant's picture

Got get those bastards!

 

blindman's picture

US Marines drill to commands of Jonathan Winters and four other civilians
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYwRGd0s-5c

Moe Howard's picture

I am Entertained.

 

I hope Sessions is an Entertainer!

Xena fobe's picture

Does Alabama have to have a special election to replace Senator Sessions?  People of Alabama, please elect another like Sessions. Thank you.  

Mroex's picture

No in fact I belive the governor gets to appoint, that is why certain competent Republican  Senators are not picked for cabinet posts, they come from states that have a demowit govenor who will surly pick a demowit replacement

alfbell's picture

Another win for the good guys. Another loss for the Commies. I can't help gloating. Their immorality and stupidity drives me up the wall.

Ok, AG Sessions... get to work and start slamming in the rule of law and justice in this country. Lots to clean up.

TheLastTrump's picture

The Never Trumper crowds of Republicans should tell you it's not just the Democrats that are corrupt. Those screaming the loudest on the conservative side may have something to hide. Starting with Ryan & McConnell. 

 

>>> Their immorality and stupidity

samsara's picture

I want pictures(that I don't want to see) and emails come out with Lindsey Graham's name on the connecting him in to Pizzagate

(Interesting the text editor capitalize Pizzagate as a proper noun)

RightLineBacker's picture

I think that is "proper". It is a BFD!

lakecity55's picture

Linseed may be involved, or just a guy in the Closet who can be blackmailed, or "gaymailed" as the case may be.

 

dexter_morgan's picture

Sessions to do list:

- indict Hillary and go after CGI

- Drain the DOJ swamp - bigly

- investigate pizzagate

- break up media into a million little pieces - anti-trust

- reopen fast and furious and indict guilty partiies

- go after Soros and seditious organizations - maybe this s/b job 1

- <fill in the blanks>

 

TheLastTrump's picture

First things first >> - Drain the DOJ swamp - bigly

 


Jethro's picture

Fire every Obama appointee?  That would be a decent start.

lakecity55's picture

Bill Clinton fired every single political prosecutor when he took office. It's not always done, but it is the party in the WH who can call that shot, quite legit.

 

ReZn8r's picture

Absolutely correct. I was a systems engineer for the US Courts during that time. There is a lot of shit Trump can do, he can also appoint new US Marshals in each Federal District. Also Federal Judges can be recalled. There are NO appointments for life, that is just demonicRATs telling a lie over and over and over.

DuneCreature's picture

Sessions might as well just bring the US Marine Corp with him to work in the morning.

They specialize in dealing with unruly uncooperative pirates.

Day 108 Part 1 = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqcLQNpdM30
Day 108 Part 2 = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQbqLXqx8YM

Live Hard, After He Seals Off All The Exits To The Hoover Building, Die Free

~ DC v5.0

Xena fobe's picture

California illegals voting and sanctuary cities.

lennysrv's picture

Right about now Lieawatha Warren is drinking heavily, trying to soothe her anguish.  Good. Trump has chosen the right man for the job.

New_Meat's picture

not drink firewater, no like 'em, too strong.  Drink nice chablis with brie from Cambridge Cheese Shop.

nah's picture

Jeff Sessions sounds like a patriot who will serve the people.

Blanco Diablo's picture

When the Dindu profiteers critize him for prosecuting the old tyme KKK, You know he is bad to the bone.

lakecity55's picture

No doubt! The usual suspects went batshit over Sessions....they are Afraid.

 

YHWH is greater's picture

Relaese the Gowdy / Chaffez Kracken now !

Blanco Diablo's picture

Hillary best flee and take Podesta with her!

dexter_morgan's picture

Is this when she visits her money in Qatar?

samsara's picture

Hmmm. Remember Pizzagate, Weiner, emails, podesta, pedophilia?

I was reading today about Breitbart dying unexpectedly of heat attack and his last tweet was about Podesta and in essence Pizzagate. Then I thought of Bannon, he had to know the inside story.
Him and Trump I think have an agenda. Comey was asked to stay on, sessions was briefed on Weiners emails a week or so ago..

Then I remember Hillary saying off camera "If that bastard wins, all our necks would be in a noose"

Now Feinstein says;

"“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."

I wonder what 'Agenda' she is talking about?

dangerb407's picture

Feinstein is a "Goat Pizza" pedo or at least a participant (via funding at least) in trafficking!

beijing expat's picture

The agenda to make the corrupt accountable for their legion crimes against the Republic and its citizens.

RightLineBacker's picture

Ranting and raving bitches and bastards while shitting in their underwear trying to save their elitist Pizzagate hides.

I love their desperate screams. May they all rot in Hell.

Go get'em Sessions! Get them all!

samsara's picture

PS here's a good article on Breitbart dying and tie in to podesta and Pizzagate

ANDREW BREITBART TWEET BEFORE HIS DEATH ADDS FUEL TO PODESTA D.C. SEX-TRAFFICKING RING

http://www.blacklistednews.com/Andrew_Breitbart_Tweet_Before_His_Death_A...

Last tweet;

"How prog-guru John Podesta isn't household name as world class underage sex slave op cover-upperer defending unspeakable dregs escapes me.
4:21 PM - 4 Feb 2011
"

lakecity55's picture

You can be sure Andrew Breitbart was on to something Big- which cost him his life. He underestimated how far these criminals would go.

He had Evidence. What happened to it? Who has it now? Bannon? Is there a Dead Man Switch connected to it? They certainly did Not think about Anthony Wiener's laptop. And, he had the stuff in a folder labeled "Insurance." The level of insanity being raised against President Trump leads me to think "yes, there is something here." But, we have to get a real Investigation going.

I think you would find the criminal cast to be mostly Progressives, but let's not forget outliers like Denny Hastert. I think this was going on on both "sides" of the aisle.

The whole batch of insanity against the President leads you to conclude that something- we don't know exactly what- is out there. Sessions needs to go for it.

Bonus Point: the coroner who did the autopsy on Andrew....dropped dead!

https://www.rt.com/usa/coroner-arsenic-death-breitbart-456/

 

 

Farmer Joe in Brooklyn's picture

www.voat.co/v/pizzagate

Amazing threads with top-quality citizen researchers and mods that do a pretty good job of weeding out the shit.

Herdee's picture

Follow the trail, it's easy, it's called "wikileaks". It's starting off with a vote rigging scandle but will quickly morf into a witchhunt for child molesters in the Democratic Party.

dangerb407's picture

both parties; look at Rinos who took contributions from Soros for hints.