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Jeff Sessions Confirmed as Next US Attorney General

  • U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Sessions to become U.S. attorney general, Jan. 10, 2017.

    U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Sessions to become U.S. attorney general, Jan. 10, 2017. | Photo: Reuters

Published 8 February 2017
Opinion

Sessions was confirmed by a 52-47 vote.

The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to confirm Republican Senator Jeff Sessions as the next attorney general of the United States.

The Alabama senator is known for his tough stance on immigration enforcement and his early support of President Donald Trump who nominated him for the job.

Sessions was confirmed by a 52-47 vote.

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