After weeks of partisan bickering and false accusations against US Senator Jeff Session (R-AL), the US Senate has finally confirmed Sessions as the new US Attorney General. In a 52-47 vote, Sessions was confirmed after a day of debating on the Senate floor and was notable for the fact that Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was prevented from voting after she broke Senate rules and read a letter from the late Coretta Scott King denouncing Sessions and falsely accusing him of racism.
The national office of the NAACP had run a scathing campaign accusing Sen. Sessions of racism when he had, in fact, received in 2009 the “Governmental Award for Excellence” from the Alabama NAACP. In the end, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia was the only Democrat with the integrity to break from his party’s stance to vote in favor of Sessions. Soon after the vote earlier today, Sessions gave a farewell speech to the Senate. It will now be up to Governor Robert Bentley of Alabama to appoint someone to serve the rest of Sessions’s Senate term.
My prayer is that Attorney General Sessions will run the Department of Justice with godly wisdom and integrity within the bounds of the law that has not been seen for the past eight years.