Against the objections of Democrats, the Senate voted to confirm Jeffrey Rosen as the new Deputy Attorney General.
Rosen replaces Rod Rosenstein, who stepped down last month after a tumultuous two-year stint that included appointing special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate election interference by Russia.
At the time of his confirmation, Rosen was serving as deputy Transportation secretary.
Rosen’s resume also includes general counsel at the Department of Transportation and at the Office of Management and Budget under former President George W. Bush.
While Senate Democrats pointed to his lack of experience as a prosecutor, Republicans praised his reputation and qualifications.
Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) characterized Rosen as having “the experience, skills and the temperament we want in a deputy attorney general.
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