The tally was 50 to 48 in favor, and was spread down party lines, with the exception of Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who broke from the Democrat cabal and voted in the affirmative. It’s likely that given the fact the GOP had the necessary votes anyway, he sacrificed his vote in hopes of retaining his contested seat in the midterm election.
Today’s confirmation marks a huge victory for the Trump Administration, and many feel it has not only unified a fragmented GOP, but also delivered a much needed infusion of enthusiasm as we head into the midterms.
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