US Senate confirms President Trump attorney general pick Jeff Sessions
Feb.9, Washington: The US Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's nomination for attorney general, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, by a vote of 52 to 47, reports said.
The confirmation follows a series of divisive hearings during which Democrats attacked Mr Sessions' record on civil rights.
Democrat Elizabeth Warren was silenced after recalling historic allegations of racism against Mr Sessions.
The Alabama senator's nomination was among Mr Trump's most controversial. The vote largely followed party lines, with just one Democrat senator - Joe Manchin of West Virginia - voting for Mr Sessions.
Sessions' Republican colleagues in the chamber applauded him as their majority carried him over the line. He will now take charge of the Justice Department and its 113,000 employees, including 93 US attorneys.
Addressing the chamber after the vote, Mr Sessions said: "There is no greater honour than to represent the people of Alabama in the greatest deliberative body in the world.
The Oslo Times International News Network