Senate Narrowly Confirms Vanita Gupta For DOJ Post

Axios reports:

The Senate voted 51-49 on Wednesday to confirm Vanita Gupta as associate attorney general, the third-highest ranking official at the Justice Department. Why it matters: Most Republicans strongly opposed her nomination, which faced procedural hurdles after the Senate Judiciary Committee split 11-11 along party lines on whether to approve her.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) was the lone Republican to vote for Gupta’s confirmation. GOP committee members grilled Gupta during her confirmation hearing over past tweets and comments criticizing Republicans and former President Trump. She apologized during the hearing for any past “harsh rhetoric,” per Reuters.

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