We have blackface admission and a sexual assault allegation taking down Democrats in Virginia. We had the State of the Union, where the Democrats sat and seethed…again. So, the nomination of William Barr for U.S. Attorney General fell through the cracks. After hearings where Barr was asked about the DOJ’s role and the Russia investigation, his path to confirmation just got easier. The Senate Judiciary Committee recommended him, though on a party –line 12-10 vote. Still, the GOP has the majority in the Senate, which means he’ll likely be confirmed. Jeff Flake is gone and can’t cause any more problems.
Senate Judiciary Committee votes 12-10 along party lines to approve nomination of William Barr to be US Attorney General. Nomination now heads to the full Senate for confirmation vote.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) February 7, 2019
William Barr has been confirmed by the Senate three times without opposition. He has the experience and is eminently qualified to perform the duties of Attorney General. I hope and expect he will be confirmed next week.— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) February 7, 2019
Senate Judiciary Cmte. reports AG nominee Barr favorably out of cmte. in 12-10 vote on party lines; Barr's nomination heads to full Senate vote. https://t.co/xBR2sGWCYD— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 7, 2019