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Last night Jeff Sessions was confirmed as the new Attorney General by a 52 to 47 vote. Sessions received support from all 51 Republicans and 1 Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin. Sen. Sessions marked himself as present but abstained from casting a vote himself.

“I can’t express how appreciative I am for those of you who stood by me during this difficult time,” Mr. Sessions said shortly after the vote. “By your vote tonight, I have been given a real challenge. I’ll do my best to be worthy of it.”

Sessions has spent 20 years in the Senate after serving as a U.S. attorney and State Attorney General for Alabama.

At the beginning of Sessions’ confirmation hearing, NumbersUSA President and Founder Roy Beck sent a letter of endorsement to Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley. You can view the full letter here.

Sen. Joe Manchin, the only Democrat to cast his vote in favor of Sessions, said, “I have known Jeff for more than a decade, and he is not only my colleague but I consider him a friend. After working with him in many capacities during my time in the United States Senate, I believe I can work with Sen. Sessions.”

Read more on this story at The Washington Times.

Updated: Thu, Feb 23rd 2017 @ 1:45pm EST