William Barr was officially confirmed by the United States Senate to serve as President Trump’s new Attorney General Thursday; gaining the support of three Democratic Senators.
Barr was confirmed by a 54-45 vote with Democratic Senators Kysten Sinema, Doug Jones, and Joe Manchin backing Trump’s nominee.
GOP Senator Rand Paul was the lone Republican vote against Barr.
“Barr becomes the second full-fledged attorney general of the Trump administration: the president, upset over his recusal in the Russia investigation, fired former Attorney General Jeff Sessions from running the Justice Department the day after the 2018 midterm elections. Matthew Whitaker has served as acting attorney general during the vacancy,” adds Fox News.
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