Watch Live: Senate Votes on Jeff Sessions' Attorney General Nomination

Feb 08, 2017

The Senate deliberations over Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump's nominee for Attorney General, proved to be extremely heated. Most notably, senators ruled 43-50 that Elizabeth Warren had violated the rules by "impugning" a fellow senator's motives while reading a letter written by Coretta Scott King that objected to Sessions's 1986 nomination for federal judge over his civil rights record.

Sessions is expected to cruise to a relatively easy victory, coming one day after the Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as education secretary, requiring a tiebreaker vote from Vice President Pence after two Republicans voted against DeVos. Scheduling DeVos's vote before Sessions' meant that Sessions, still a senator, was able to cast a critical vote for the new education secretary.

The vote is scheduled to begin at 6:50 p.m. EST. Watch here.

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