By Daniel Wilson (May 13, 2015, 6:47 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday easily confirmed Sally Quillian Yates as the new top deputy at the U.S. Department of Justice, over the objections of several GOP lawmakers seemingly related to her stance on recent immigration-related executive actions.
Senators voted 84-12 to confirm Yates as deputy attorney general to serve under the newly minted U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, a role Yates has held in an acting capacity since January when James M. Cole formally stepped down from the position.
Among the "no" votes was Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., a vocal opponent of President Barack Obama's immigration executive actions,...
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