Skip to the content

Senate Confirms William Barr as Attorney General

Chief Justice Roberts administers oath

William Barr, President Trump’s nominee to be Attorney General, was confirmed Thursday by the Senate.

The 54 to 45 vote was near to party lines. Senators Doug Jones of Alabama, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Joe Manchin of West Virginia joined the majority.

A swearing-in ceremony to be held at the White House later on Thursday will have Chief Justice John Roberts administering the oath of office to Attorney General Barr.

Sources: CBS News, Wall Street Journal
As the Lord Leads, pray with us:
  • For William Barr as he takes up the mantle of Attorney General of the United States.
  • About the many issues that face the Department of Justice.