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Claire McCaskill To Vote Against ‘Good Friend' Jeff Sessions


Added 02-08-17 02:20:02pm EST - “Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, who once referred to Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) as a” - Freebeacon.com

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Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, who once referred to Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) as a "good friend" during a plea for politicians to work across the aisle, announced that she would be voting against her colleague's nomination to be attorney general.

McCaskill announced on Tuesday that she "cannot support" Sessions for attorney general, citing his past votes as a "window into how he would use that power."

Senate Democrats are pushing hard to ensure that their entire caucus votes against Sessions, even though it will not be enough to sink his confirmation. Republicans, who hold 52 seats in the Senate, are expected to confirm Sessions in a Wednesday evening vote.

The vote from McCaskill is surprising given her past statements on how well she has worked with her Alabama colleague.

"I have some good friends that are guys that are Republicans that I work with," McCaskill said during an MSNBC interview ahead of the 2011 State of the Union Address. "Jeff Sessions and I have been working on a spending freeze for the past year and we've gotten along well."

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