Alright, alright! Let’s get this show on the road. Are you happy about this news? It was a struggle but we got there. And we couldn’t be happier!
The Senate confirmed Sen. Jeff Sessions in a 52-47 vote as the next U.S. attorney general Wednesday night.
Only one Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin, voted yes. Sessions voted present. He is President Donald Trump’s eighth confirmed cabinet nominee.
Sessions faced a grueling confirmation process, thanks primarily to unsubstantiated racist accusations being thrown around by senators like Cory Booker and John Lewis. Booker once praised Sessions for his civil rights work, and Lewis marched with Sessions in Selma, Ala., to honor Martin Luther King Jr.
Trump cheered the confirmation on Twitter:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2017