Senator Jeff Sessions was confirmed as the next attorney general in President Trump’s administration on Wednesday night, earning a simply majority by around 7:20 p.m. with the vote total at 52 yes to 47 no. The night before Senator Elizabeth Warren made headlines for attempting to read a letter written by Coretta Scott King criticizing Sessions on the Senate floor. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell shut her down and she was subsequently not allowed to speak for the rest of the session. Senator Joe Manchin was the only Democrat to vote in favor of confirming him.
We need an Attorney General who’ll defend the Constitution & educate the president about what it means. Jeff Sessions won't be that person.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 9, 2017