Democrats have been holding up the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General for weeks for purely political purposes. That’s probably going to end on Wednesday.
The Washington Times reports:
GOP breaks attempted filibuster on Jeff Sessions, sets up final Wednesday vote
Republicans broke Democrats’ attempted filibuster Tuesday and put Sen. Jeff Sessions on a glide path to becoming the next attorney general, with a final vote slated for Wednesday.
Among all of President Trump’s Cabinet picks, Mr. Sessions has been the chief target of civil rights groups, saying he represented a retreat on their issues, particularly compared to the Obama administration.
But they were unable to sway any Republicans and even lost a Democrat in the 52-47 vote.
“We all know Senator Sessions to be a man of his word. We know he’s a man who believes in the rule of law. We know him as someone who is willing to work with anyone, regardless of party — like when he teamed up on legislation with Democratic colleagues like Senator [Richard J.] Durbin and our late colleague, Ted Kennedy,” said Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican.
Trump will eventually have his entire team in place and the Democrats won’t have stopped anyone.
They’ll just look like sore losers who tried to obstruct for political reasons.
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