BREAKING: Senate Confirms Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

Despite all the handwringing about his nomination, Jeff Sessions is going to be the next Attorney General of the United States.

From The Hill:

The Senate voted Wednesday night to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as attorney general, capping a vicious debate that left Democrats and Republicans alike seething at times.

No Republicans went against Sessions in the 52-47 vote. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) was the only Democrat to back Sessions.

The fight over Sessions escalated this week, when Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) 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.

Doesn’t surprise me that Manchin voted for Sessions. Manchin is going to play nice in a desperate attempt to save his seat in 2018.