California Senate confirms Democrat Becerra as attorney general

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 23, 2017 6:32 PM

(Reuters) - The California Senate on Monday confirmed U.S. Congressman Xavier Becerra as attorney general, positioning the majority-Democrat state to challenge conservative policies of new Republican President Donald Trump.

Becerra, a Democrat from Los Angeles, will replace former Attorney General Kamala Harris, who was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate in November.

(Reporting by Sharon Bernstein; Editing by Andrew Hay)