by Alyssa Jackson
Posted 2/15/19, 11:18 am
William Barr was sworn in as attorney general Thursday night at the White House after the Senate confirmed him earlier in the day 54-45. Democratic Sens. Doug Jones of Alabama, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, and Joe Manchin of West Virginia voted in favor of Barr’s confirmation, while Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky was the lone Republican to vote against him, citing Barr’s record on privacy and surveillance issues.