Senate Delays Jeff Sessions’ Confirmation Vote

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 10: Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his confirmation hearing to be Attorney General in the Trump administration on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images)
UNITED STATES – JANUARY 10: Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his confirmation hearing to be Attorney General in the Trump administration on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

Sen. Jeff Sessions’ confirmation vote for attorney general in the Senate Judiciary Committee will wait another week.

The powerful panel officially agreed to delay the official committee vote on his nomination due to requests from Democrats, who said they wanted more time to review Sessions and the paperwork surrounding his nomination. The vote will now be Jan. 31, and his nomination will head to the Senate floor after that.

Sessions, an Alabama senator, submitted nearly 200 pages of written responses to questions to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sunday. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, said Democratic staffers need more time to review those answers. Senators may have more questions for Sessions, she said.

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SOURCE: Politico, Seung Min Kim