Senate confirms Trump attorney general pick Jeff Sessions – BBC News

The US Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s nomination for attorney general, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, by 52 votes to 47.

The vote follows a series of divisive confirmation hearings during which Democrats attacked Mr Sessions’ record on civil rights.

Democrat Elizabeth Warren was sanctioned after she was accused of impugning Mr Sessions’ reputation.

The Republican’s nomination process has been dogged by allegations of racism.

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