Sessions confirmed as AG, Price filibuster broken
By Dave Andrusko
The slow but steady advance against pro-abortion Senate Democrat obstructionism took two steps forward last night.
As NRL News Today reported late in the evening, the Senate voted to confirm pro-life Sen. Jeff Sessions as the next Attorney General. The vote, with one exception, was strictly along party lines 52-47. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia was the lone Democrat voting in favor of Sessions. The Senate had previously overcome a filibuster, also on a 52-47 vote.
Meanwhile pro-life Rep. Tom Price is one big step closer to becoming pro-life President Donald Trump’s Secretary of Health and Human Services. His nomination overcame another Democratic filibuster. This time there were no Democratic defections: Republicans (51) in favor, Democrats (48) against. (Sen. Sessions did not vote.)
Senate rules allow for 30 hours for debate before Mr. Price’s nomination comes to a full Senate vote on Friday.
Price is an orthopedic surgeon, who has served Georgia’s 6th Congressional District since 2005. He is chairman of the House Budget Committee and one of the most forceful and articulate critics of ObamaCare.
As NRL News Today reported last week, pro-abortion Senate Democrats did everything in their power to postpone, if not derail, Price’s nomination.
On January 31, Democrats boycotted Price’s confirmation hearings. The following day, an angry chair, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), temporarily suspended committee rules that required the presence of at least one Democrat.
On the Senate floor, pro-abortion Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) tore into Sen. Sessions. There is rampant speculation she will repeat her histrionics against Rep. Price.