Senator Pete Sessions was just approved by the Judiciary Committee and now goes to the full Senate for a final Confirmation vote. But the approval was not without excitement, especially coming from Senator Al Franken.
From the Washington Post:
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday voted 11-9 to advance the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R.Ala.) as attorney general. He is expected to be confirmed by the full Senate by the end of the week.
Republicans, who need only a majority vote to approve him, control 52 of the Senate’s 100 seats, and Democrats have thus far failed to convince anyone on the other side of the aisle to oppose Sessions.