Jeff Sessions nomination

In the fight to get Jeff Sessions confirmed as attorney general, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) pulled his very own race card, saying opposing Democrats were the party of the Ku Klux Klan.

The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate confirmed Jeff Sessions at attorney general Wednesday night following a contentious debate and a stream of controversy about the immigration hard-liner having a racist past.

GOP Senators voted to "rebuke" the Massachusetts Senator, prompting her to take to Twitter and read an opposition letter from Coretta Scott King aloud on Facebook Live.

Throughout the duration of the hearing, several protesters erupted into fiery condemnation of Sessions and were escorted out by security.