On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate voted 52-47 to confirm Jeff Sessions as the next Attorney General. Sessions served as the U.S. Senator for the state of Alabama, from January 3, 1997 to February 8, 2017. Today, he will be sworn into his position, succeeding the acting AG Dana J. Boente.
“It was a special night,” Sessions told reporters on Capitol Hill. “I appreciate the friendship from my colleagues — even those who, many of them who didn’t feel able to vote for me. They were cordial, and so we continue to have good relations and will continue to do the best I can.”
In his earlier years, Sessions also served in the U.S. Army from 1973-1977, earning the rank of Captain.