Senate Judiciary Committee Approves William Barr’s Attorney General Nomination
In a vote along party lines, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of William Barr to be the next Attorney General. His nomination will be headed to the Senate floor for a full vote.
— Senate Judiciary (@senjudiciary) February 7, 2019
Judiciary Committee voted 12-10, along party lines, to advance the nomination of William Barr to be the next attorney general. The nomination heads to the full Senate and ready for a final confirmation vote as soon as next week.
— Todd Ruger (@ToddRuger) February 7, 2019
If confirmed, Barr will be replacing Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, who replaced Attorney General Jeff Sessions after President Donald Trump fired him.
“I think we need a new attorney general I appreciate what Mr. Whitaker has done but I think the time has come for new leadership in the department,” Committee Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said before the vote.
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