William Barr Confirmed As New Attorney General

William Barr was confirmed as the new Attorney General of the United States in a 54-45 vote on Thursday.

The veteran lawyer was seen as a bipartisan choice by many and will oversee the two-year long Russia probe amid heightened criticism targeting the DOJ.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul was the only Republican to vote against Barr.

Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema, Alabama Senator Doug Jones and West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin were the three Democrats to vote in Barr’s favor.

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders weighed in on the confirmation calling it a “major victory.”

Barr led the Department of Justice under President George H. W. Bush over 20 years ago.

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