Murkowski Helps Democrats Confirm Radical Vanita Gupta to Top DOJ Post

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Posted: Apr 21, 2021 3:32 PM
Murkowski Helps Democrats Confirm Radical Vanita Gupta to Top DOJ Post

Source: AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File

The Senate confirmed Vanita Gupta, President Biden's nominee to serve as Associate Attorney General, by a slim margin of 51-49. Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) joined Democrats in advancing Gupta's nomination. Even if Murkowski had not voted to confirm her, Vice President Kamala Harris would have broken a tie vote. 

Senate Republicans overwhelmingly opposed Gupta's nomination for her history of partisan rhetoric, including vile insults to Republican lawmakers. 

The newly-confirmed DOJ official also has ties to to dark money groups and embraces progressive policies including defunding law enforcement.