by Evan Wilt
Posted 1/03/18, 01:54 pm
WASHINGTON—The Senate Republican majority officially narrowed to 51-49 Wednesday after Vice President Mike Pence swore in two new senators. Newly elected Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., took the place of Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., who filled in when Jeff Sessions became U.S. attorney general last year. Jones became the first Senate Democrat elected in Alabama in 25 years when he came from behind to defeat Republican Roy Moore in the December special election after multiple women accused Moore of past inappropriate behavior. Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., also took the oath of office Wednesday.