Amid William Barr’s Confirmation To Lead The Department Of Justice, GOP Responds With Swift Praise

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William Barr is set to lead the Justice Department as the Senate confirmed his nomination for Attorney General.

Barr was confirmed Thursday 54-45.

Several Democrats joined nearly all the Republicans in confirming Barr, 68, a longtime lawyer who served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993 under the late President George H.W. Bush.

Three Democrats, Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, Alabama Sen. Doug Jones and West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, voted to confirm Barr. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was the lone GOP nay.

William Barr will be sworn in Thursday afternoon in the Oval Office at the White House. Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the oath of office.

Barr becomes the second full-fledged attorney general of the Trump administration: the president, upset over his recusal in the Russia investigation, fired former Attorney General Jeff Sessions from running the Justice Department the day after the 2018 midterm elections. Matthew Whitaker has served as acting attorney general during the vacancy, per Fox News. (Continued Below)

Following the confirmation for Attorney General William Barr, several came forward with praise:

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders wrote, “A major victory for justice and the rule of law in America: the Senate just confirmed President @realDonaldTrump’s outstanding nominee William Barr as Attorney General.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised Barr and posted, “The Senate has just confirmed William Barr to be Attorney General of the United States. I’m confident he will be a strong, independent, and principled advocate for fairness and for following the law.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said, “Today is a great day for the Department of Justice with the confirmation of William Barr to be the next Attorney General.” (Continued Below)

Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) wrote, “CONFIRMED: Today I voted with my colleagues to confirm William Barr as the new U.S. Attorney General. William Barr understands the law, has integrity, has good judgment and understands he’s representing the American people.”

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said, “This morning, I spoke with William Barr about what we can expect from him as our nation’s Attorney General. Mr. Barr has assured me he will respect the rule of law, and will push forward qualified women to serve in @TheJusticeDept.” She added, “Mr. Barr served with distinction as Attorney General under President Bush and will do so again under President Trump. I am proud to have voted to confirm him.”

Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) declared, “Congratulations to our new Attorney General William Barr! I have full confidence that he is undoubtedly qualified to serve, and will fight for what’s best for the American people. I look forward to working with him at the Department of Justice to help Florida families.”

(Related: After Hirono Suggests Recusing Himself, Barr Punts Her Idea Back To Honolulu)


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We leave you with how liberals are feeling today: