By Sarah Begley
February 8, 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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