SESSIONS CONFIRMED …
As reported at the Hill, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be the next attorney general. The vote was 52-47, with only one Democrat voting for Sessions, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV). Many Democrats seem to think that Sessions will not act independently of President Trump; however, they had no issue when former AG’s Eric Holder and Lorretta Lynch marched in lockstep with Barack Obama. With Sessions now the new AG, his senate seat needs to be filled and according to the Politico, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley will name Luther Strange, Alabama’s attorney general, on Thursday morning to replace him in the Senate.
The Senate voted Wednesday night to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as attorney general, capping a vicious debate that left Democrats and Republicans alike seething at times.
No Republicans went against Sessions in the 52-47 vote. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) was the only Democrat to back Sessions.
While Republicans broke out into applause after the vote closed, Democrats largely stood silently. A handful of Democratic senators — including Manchin, Sen. Joe Donnelly (W.Va.) and Robert Menendez (N.J.) — went over and shook Sessions’s hand after the vote. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), who didn’t support Sessions, hugged him on the Senate floor.
The fight over Sessions escalated this week, when Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) read a letter that Coretta Scott King had written in 1986 that accused Sessions, a U.S. attorney at the time, of using the power of his office to prevent blacks from voting.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) Shut Down After Vile Speech Against Sessions Broke Senate Rules (VIDEO)
IF YOU DON’T WANT THE FOLLOW THE RULES … SIT DOWN!!!
Pocahontas, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was shut down during her vitriolic speech against President Donald Trump nominee for attorney General, Sen. Jeff Sessions. It appears that under Senate rule 19, No Senator in debate shall, directly or indirectly, by any form of words impute to another Senator or to other Senators any conduct or motive unworthy or unbecoming a Senator. That is exactly what Warren was accused of doing. Warren knows the rules of the Senate and as most on the LEFT believe, that they don’t apply to them. After a contentious back and forth conversation between Warren and the Senate chair, which prompted the chair to finally say … “The senator will take her seat.” BAM!!!! The headlines from the liberal media regarding this case show more pure bias. When the liberal MSM does not like the law, they call them arcane.
The move means the progressive senator won’t be allowed to speak from the floor until after the Senate wraps up its debate on Sessions’s nomination, expected to occur on Wednesday evening.
The drama on the Senate floor comes after McConnell interrupted Warren’s speech accusing her of breaking the upper chamber’s guidelines.
“The senator has impugned the motives and conduct of our colleague from Alabama,” McConnell said from the Senate floor. “I call the senator to order under the provisions of Rule 19.”
Under the Senate’s “Rule 19,” senators are not allowed to “directly or indirectly, by any form of words impute to another Senator or to other Senators any conduct or motive unworthy or unbecoming a Senator.”
Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate and has been sworn in as the Director of the CIA. Pompeo is the third person appointed by President Donald Trump to be confirmed to his cabinet position, as Senate Democrats and Chuck Schumer play petty party politics in delaying Trump’s choices. The vote was 66-32. Pompeo was sworn in Monday evening by Vice President Pence.
The Senate on Monday confirmed Rep. Mike Pompeo to be director of the CIA, following a spirited debate in which Democrats expressed concern about his stances on domestic surveillance, data collection and torture.
The vote was 66 to 32, with a majority of Democrats voting no — as well as Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.
Pompeo was subsequently sworn in.
“The president and I are confident in your abilities and know you will rise to the challenge to lead the Central Intelligence Agency,” Vice President Mike Pence said at the swearing-in.
COULD GOP TAKE VIRGINIA IN 2018?
As reported at the Washington Examiner, conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham is possibly eying a bid to run for the U.S. Senate in Virginia in 2018. Democrats have a tough road ahead of them in 2018 that includes defending 25 seats that are Democrat or Independents that caucus with Dems. Nine of which are in states that Donald Trump won in 2016. Ingraham would be facing a tough GOP primary and if she wins taking on failed Hillary VP candidate Sen. Tim Kaine. Should be interesting.
The queen of conservative talk radio, Laura Ingraham, is eyeing a Senate run in Virginia and a challenge to Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine.
Knowledgeable sources said that several party insiders have approached the media giant to run and that she is considering it.
In preparation for a bid, her business partner, Peter Anthony, has begun buying website domains for Ingraham to use should she decide to move forward. It includes: ingrahamsenate.net, ingrahamsenate.com, ingrahamforvirginia.com and ingraham2018.com.
While it would be considered an uphill fight, Ingraham brings her well-known personality and several influential backers to a race that could translate into immediate media and fundraising opportunities.
Ingraham also would come to the race with a powerful media enterprise behind her. Besides her popular radio show, she also heads the news site Lifezette.com.
Mad Dog Mattis a Defense Secretary Confirmation Hearing – January 12, 2016 … Now This is a Military Leader!!! (VIDEO) … “We Have To Stay Focused On A Military That’s So Lethal”
WHY WE LOVE GENERAL MAD DOG MATTIS … THIS IS A MARINE’S MARINE!!!
If there was ever an individual who should be secretary of Defense, it is Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis. Very rarely do we get to see an individual like this with the knowledge, the wisdom, the experience, the straight-forwardness and the love of the military in charge of the military. For all the things that have gone wrong with the military in the past 8 years, there is about to be a 180. Mattis knows exactly what the purpose of the military is, and its not to be a social experiment It is to protect and defend the United States of America from all enemies.
The Opening Statement from General Mattis
“We Have To Stay Focused On A Military That’s So Lethal” James Mattis on LGBT and Women In Military
When asked by lberal New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand asked a gotcha ridiculous question as to whether LGBT and woman were undermining the American military, Mattis got the senator back on track and reminded everyone what the purpose of the US military is for … “We Have To Stay Focused On A Military That’s So Lethal”. This man is pure gold.
Retired Marine General James “Mad Dog” Mattis is questioned during Senate confirmation hearing for the Trump appointed position of Secretary of Defense. Democratic Senator from New York, Kirsten Gillibrand asks for his thoughts regarding women and LGBT people serving in the military. General Mattis responds saying his main concern is the lethality of his combat force.
Ted Cruz Questions Mad Dog Mattis
The Full Confirmation Hearing of General Mattis