Jeff Sessions confirmed as USAG: Why lone Dem voted aye

The U. S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed President Trump’s U.S. Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions. His stellar legal career will be an asset to the Trump administration and the American people.

The vote was 52 – 47. (view here) with a single Democrat — West Virginia’s Joe Manchin —  deviating from the party line. The Senate’s two Independents voted with the Democrats. Sessions voted “present.”

West Virginia gave Donald Trump a landslide victory of 68.65% to Hillary Clinton’s meager showing of 26.46%.

Democrat Manchin is a longtime politician, having been elected to the state House and Senate, as Secretary of State and Governor, before being elected U. S. Senator in Nov. 2010.  He’s learned a few things along the way.  First and foremost is his coal producing state was thrown under the bus by his party’s presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as she promised toput a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” (video)

Watch as a laid off coal miner confronts Hillary (video) and she lies to his face about her actual agenda. 

In 2008, presidential candidate Obama previously vowed to bankrupt the coal industry (video) as he spoke with the editorial board of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Manchin will be running for reelection in 2018. That fact is reflected in his vote.

No wonder the leading coal producing state of West Virginia has had its fill of Democrats and Sen. Joe Manchin treads carefully. Miners who toil underground,  risking their lives to provide energy, their friends and family vote.


11 Responses to Jeff Sessions confirmed as USAG: Why lone Dem voted aye

  1. azgary says:

    will Manchin switch to the R wing of the UniParty?

  2. Frankly Speaking says:

    Interesting back story. Sen. Manchin is merely covering his political ass with his vote for Sen. Jeff Sessions. Democrats don’t suddenly become altruistic.

  3. Doc says:

    I’d like to say something here that’s kind of, off topic. mc-CON-nell used the “Rule 19” to shut up “Pocahontas” warren. The rule was written over a century ago after a fist fight erupted on the floor of the Senate. And for once, I believe he did SOMETHING right!

    The dim-0-craps are going to throw a LARGE monkey-wrench into the clockworks of America now at every turn. They were doing this since the election.

    …I’m not sure that the rule shouldn’t be suspended for a week or 3…

  4. Observer says:

    Sen. Manchin is nothing more than a political opportunist. He ditched the governorship for which he campaigned so hard after just two years following Sen. Robert Byrd’s death. Byrd, who was only able to leave office in a box at age 92, was West Virginia’s John McCain.

  5. Saguaro Sam says:

    Manchin is just waiting until his constituents, who have been silent for decades, quiet down.

    Meanwhile, in Phoenix on Wednesday, Penzone’s “guests” got rowdy.

    I love the last sentence in the azrepub online article—-where the Mexican guy says that they are “basically Americans”, having been brought here as teenagers.

    Basically American? Guess that’s the new catch phrase.

    These “basically Americans” basically don’t understand American laws.

    And coming to you from crime-ridden Philadelphia:
    Uncle Joe Joe Biden, who has a brand new job at UPenn, where he will teach international diplomacy. Wonder if the curriculum includes howto grope females young and old while whispering in their ears as the world watches on TV?

    Biden stated that he Will run for president in 2020. (story from the NYPost Wednesday)

  6. Kathy says:

    Off topic –

    In McCain’s world if any soldier falls during a military operation then it is a failure. What a crock! This from a man who poses with ISIS leaders, supported the Arab Spring, etc. Really???

    Let’s see – D-day – was that a failure, heck NO!!!!! The enemy knew we were coming, many were slaughtered that day. But those soldiers who died and the soldiers that survived were HEROIC in so many ways (and many stories have not been told). By the way McCain – We won the WWII!!!!

    McCain has no honor – but of course he had to throw out the patent I was a POW line.

    • azgary says:

      and mccain is a big muslim brotherhood supporter, though Trump is considering an EO to name them as a terrorist organization.

      back to mccain……..

      A top advisor to Egypt’s Interim President Adly Mansour formally accused McCain of distorting facts to the benefit of the Brotherhood. He dismissed McCain’s recent remarks as “irrational” and “moronic.” Ahmed al-Zind, head of the Egyptian Judge Club, has called for the arrest and trial of McCain for “trying to destroy Egypt.” The leader of the youth movement Tamarod (meaning “Rebellion,” against the Brotherhood), which played a major role in mobilizing the June 30 revolution, said: “We reject John McCain and call on the international community to let the [Egyptian] people decide their own fate.”

      Secular political commentator Ahmed Musa asserted: These two men have made more shameless demands than the Brotherhood themselves would dare. [McCain] is not a man elected by the American people to speak on their behalf; today, he speaks on behalf of an armed terrorist organization — the Muslim Brotherhood. … We had expected