UPDATE:

Vice President Mike Pence swore in Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general at the White House Thursday.

Just prior to the ceremony, President Donald Trump announced three executive orders designed to restore safety in America.

"These executive actions continue to deliver on my campaign promises," the president said.

The orders instruct the Department of Justice to go after criminal cartels, to form a taskforce to reduce violent crime in the country and to implement a plan to stop crimes targeting law enforcement officials.

"It's a shame what's been happening to our truly great law enforcement officers. That's gonna stop as of today," Trump said.

For more on the new executive orders and Sessions' swearing-in ceremony, watch the video above.


The Senate voted on Wednesday evening to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as attorney general.

Despite bitter and outspoken resistance from Senate Democrats - particularly in the last 24 hours - Sessions was elected as the nation's 84th attorney general along a near-party line vote.

Sessions became just the fifth Cabinet nominee approved by the Senate, joining Trump's choices for Defense, Homeland Security, Education and State.

On "The First 100 Days" tonight, Charles Krauthammer said that Sessions' confirmation was never in doubt.

"Everybody has known that Sessions was going to be confirmed. What we saw over the last 24 hours or so was kabuki theater," Krauthammer said. "The Democrats are completely powerless."

He said the Democratic opposition to Sessions was "all for show," as they tried to placate their base, which is still furious about the party's devastating defeat in the election.

See more from Krauthammer below, and share your reaction in the comments.


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