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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MalteseFalcon's picture

Lets be real here for a minute.

When the RINOs ran Newt Gingrich out of the speakership they ran a "comprehensive" search for his replacement.

For the second in line to the President the RINO leadership gave us ...... Dennis Hastert.

Yeah, they knew.

newworldorder's picture

God has blessed America one more time.

mountain99889's picture
mountain99889 (not verified) newworldorder Feb 8, 2017 9:07 PM

I believe that might be true

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mountain99889 (not verified) Feb 8, 2017 9:02 PM

Just a good old boys. Didn't mean no harm. That's all he ever saw, been in trouble with the law, since the day he was born. -

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mountain99889 (not verified) mountain99889 Feb 8, 2017 9:32 PM

don't look now, but the low IQ Alex Jones groupies are downrating the Dukes of Hazard song

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Fathead Slim (not verified) mountain99889 Feb 8, 2017 10:26 PM

Nah, I downvoted you because you're a fucking mongoloid. The Dukes had nothing to do with it.

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mountain99889 (not verified) Fathead Slim Feb 8, 2017 11:33 PM

and your mother was porked by all the negros in the trailer park fatboy -

European American's picture

Now get in there Jeff, and expose, take down, prosecute, and execute some of the vile, satanic ring leaders,

CES = Charles Ellis Schumer
NP = Nancy Pelosi
BF = Barney Frank
MB = Michael Blumenthal
TK = Tim Kaine
DF = Dianne Feinstein
JM = John McCain
LG = Lindsay Graham

of the largest pedophile ring on the planet.

Sturm und Drang's picture

Might have to bum some ink from Janet for all the arrest warrants he needs to print.

samsara's picture

I hope it unravels like a loose thread on a cheap suite.

First ones ratting out others, those ratting out more...

I expect some unexpected deaths of people...

DuneCreature's picture

It will be a race. ... There are only so many immunity tickets to hand out.

They should be all sold out in a week.

Day 108 Part 1 =
Day 108 Part 2 =

Live Hard, I Can't Wait To Watch The Flood Gates Open, Die Free

~ DC v5.0

Mroex's picture

Oh yes, I agree the ratting each other out will begin by next month

thebigunit's picture


Fist bump!

STILL not tired of winning.  More winning please!

Swamidon's picture

Go get them and lock her up too.

NoWayJose's picture

47 Democrats better get their shredders and BleachBit running tonight. If any of them have any dirt, Sessions will find it!

thebigunit's picture

Well, maybe Mitch McConnell is not a complete waste of a carbon footprint.

Looks to me like the old codger displayed some manhood in getting Sessions confirmed.

I also REALLY like the way that Mitch shut down Lizzie Warren's whine-a-thon.

Imagine that! Mitch telling a minority female victim to sit down and shut up!

I suspect that Mitch may be transgender: used to be a eunuch but had Bruce Jenners package installed when Kaitlin didn't need it any more.

Penny Trader's picture

About time he did something. 

JustPastPeacefield's picture

Correction - she is not a minority. She has no Native American blood. None. Some evidence indicated a relative of hers actually participated in the Trail of Tears. As in -persecuting the Native Americans.

Repeat, none. That was a FAKE CV she used in her application at Harvard. Otherwise known as a lie.

Kefeer's picture

He was talking mental capacity.

thebigunit's picture

My TV says Lizzie was an injun squaw.

My TV wouldn't lie about this.

Kefeer's picture

Kentucky doesn't like Mitch; he talks out of his mouth and butt at the same time; he gets re-selected based on running against a worse piece of political garbage.

lakecity55's picture

Justice Bound and Hammer Down!!        


Lost in translation's picture

OT question. FN semiautos:

M4A1 clone?

Or M16A4 clone?

I like the longer barrel, better accuracy and different gas curve (so parts don't wear out as fast). I carried an A2 in the service.

Is there a compelling reason for me to have the shorter carbine?


lakecity55's picture

I could not see the second example, I forgot my log-in.

Now, having had an armorer course in M16s/AR family, I have built maybe 10.

But, old fashioned that I am, I have chosen the M14 as my main rifle.

Reliable Browning design; .308 is a better round than the 5.56X45 IMO.

I do have several AR-family rifles, so I am not knocking them.

Lost in translation's picture

I do appreciate the information and input, thanks much my friend.

stormsailor's picture

i like the m1a super match,  finally got one. have an older m1a,  sweet shooter.  i can't shoot it as well as my .300 win mag but as luck would have it practice improves your accuracy so i have an excuse to shoot it often.  

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

.300 win mag = 1000 yards + .  Great choice. Work with it.

Animal Mother's picture

Thanks to our economy I dont have $ anymore, and I live in a frozen State for 6 months a year, so the AK-47 was a natural choice. I went with a milled receiver model with fixed stock. I too carried the M16, an A2, and would say if you are going with that caliber the longer barrel is essential. I ended up choosing the AK for ammo cost. I can afford to train, firing roughly 100 rounds/month and still maintain a 3500+ ammo stockpile. Now way I could afford to do that with .308. I still wish I could have. I miss the M14. 

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Free shipping over $99.  Check the specials. Keep on stackin'...

Joebloinvestor's picture

I would like to see him blow everyones mind and push for mj to be reclassified and to make it a states rights issue.

mary mary's picture

Cannabis sativa.  "Marijuana".  George Washington grew cannabis.  Lots of southerners grew cannabis.

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mountain99889 (not verified) Feb 8, 2017 9:45 PM

What about the sub-IQ chimpos who surrounded my mother at a Lake Michigan community event 35 years ago - are those niggers going to heaven ? Those niggers who terrorized my mother. My mom was such a good person, she talked her way out being attacked by the pack of niggers - it was because my Mom was smart and good -

mary mary's picture

Good for your mother.  And what is this alleged "heaven"?  I can't find it on the map.

Reaper's picture

First business: FBI/Grand Jury investigation of McCain/ISIS conspiracy.

Missmarfac's picture

Advanced stages of 'deep state' paranoia epidemic on this board.  McCain spent six years in a real POW camp, as opposed to the self-imposed 'Prisoner of Web' status claimed by ZH wackos.

just the tip's picture

and the US would have been better off had he not survived the ejection.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Songbirds have special privileges.

HoserF16's picture

Let the Clinton/Bush Pizzagate indictments begin! YAY

JustPastPeacefield's picture

Miss Lizzie should be more worried about keeping her own Senate seat. Putting on this type of clown act only plays to the far-left crowd in Cambridge.

If Tom Brady smashes a knee and his career ends abruptly, and should he decide to run against that lying bitch for the Senate ... he's in. Simple as that. He has all the Trump vote, and a sizable portion of the 'hold you nose and pull the lever' Hillary vote. That's well north of 50% under the worst of circumstances.

He's a legend here. As Trump says, he could grab any pussy he wants and they'd be asking for more. (Except the dykes at Wellesley) If he was in the mood to smoke a cigar, the guys would have their pants around their ankles before he could clear his throat.

If he continues to play as long as he wants to, then whoever the other douche-bag senator is should be worried, very worried. Forget his name, but he's a standard issue ultra-liberal. Brady has pondered out loud about becoming a Senator someday. Someday is getting closer. It's there for the taking if he ever wants it.

Kefeer's picture

Sic-em boy..sic-em..get the foundation and brown clown...

Son of Loki's picture

Sessions has a yuuuuge job ahead of him.


First gut the DOJ and replace with patriotic lawyers.

Second take a good look at the fbi and replace anyone there who needs replacing.

Then proceed from there with enforcing the law.

lakecity55's picture

Yeah! Too many years of the "leftier" side of folks going in. You need some frickin' balance. Get some folks in the FBI and Justice who will simply enforce the acual Laws.

It's not rocket science.


Eeesh's picture

Sessions is in! OK, now I'm ready to see the heads roll!

monad's picture

Congratulations Mr. Attorney General Sessions. Welcome aboard.

Missmarfac's picture

Sessions is a slow-witted shell of a barrister.  I wouldn't hire that guy to defend me in a parking ticket matter.

If not for Ted Cruz's alert intercessions, he would've gone down in flames. Now Cruz would be a scarey AG.


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mountain99889 (not verified) Missmarfac Feb 8, 2017 11:22 PM

here the (((attitude)))

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Warthog777's picture

YAHOO!  I'm very happy.I have been watching for this since Trump announced his appointment. It took far too long to happen.  I think the Trumpeter has been holding back until his cabinet is on board.  Attorney General Sessions is a major player and knows where the skeletons are buried.  These criminals in DC should be shitting their pants.  Hopefully, Sessions is not one them.  I don't think he is but lets see what he does.  I can't wait to see the investigations, indictments, prosecutions, executions and general ass kicking.  Last chance to restore the Rule of Law and turn this country around.  We have been given a repreave.  I hope he doesn't disapoint.  

W0w! I'm celebrating and raise a glass to you AG Sessions.  Go get em tiger.