The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to meet tomorrow on the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions to become U.S. Attorney General.
Tuesday’s judiciary committee meeting will start at 10 a.m. ET. While the vote on Sessions could come as soon as tomorrow, it’s believe the committee with discuss the nomination Tuesday then vote next week.
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Sessions, R-Alabama, was one of President Donald Trump’s leading advisers during the business mogul’s presidential campaign and was reportedly in the running for a range of positions in his cabinet. Sessions sat before the Judiciary Committee in early January for two days of hearings which included criticism directed at the former Alabama Attorney General’s record on civil rights.
Despite opposition from Democrats, Sessions is expected to receive a favorable report from the Judiciary Committee before confirmation from the Republican-controlled Senate.
The Senate has already confirmed two Trump cabinet nominees: retired Gen. James Mattis to run the Department of Defense and retired Gen. John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security. It’s expected to vote Monday on former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson’s nomination as Secretary of State and Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo bid to lead the CIA.