The Senate Judiciary Committee today voted along party lines, 11-9 to send the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala) to the full Senate to be approved for the attorney general post.

Session is expected to be confirmed by the full Senate, as Republicans, who have the majority in the Senate, have supported Sessions along the way. Democrats have expressed doubts the Alabama Senator would be able to say no to the Trump Administration and maintain independence as an attorney general.

Tempers flared up, according to an ABC news report, during the vote, with Democratic Sen. Al Franken and Sen. John Cornyn of Texas exchanging barbs over previously heard testimony in the committee.

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