With a vote of 58-41, the Senate has confirmed Dr. Ben Carson to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
From The Hill:
Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Mark Warner (Va.), Heidi Heitkamp(N.D.), Sherrod Brown (Ohio), Jon Tester (Mont.), Joe Donnelly (Ind.) and Independent Sen. Angus King (Maine) joined all Republicans who voted in backing Carson.
GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson (Ga.) did not vote.
Carson wasn’t considered to be a tough vote, although Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) voted against him, earlier this week.