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By Kody Fairfield

The Senate confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to become President Trump’s administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, reports the Washington Examiner.

The vote occurred Friday, amidst Democrats many attempts to stall it throughout the process. It broke down with 52 vote in the affirmative and 46 in the negative.

The Examiner reports that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), said “enough is enough” to the Democratic opposition on the floor ahead of the vote. He said confirming Trump’s Cabinet has taken the “longest” amount of time “since George Washington,” which shouldn’t be seen as a record of pride for the minority party.

McConnell said the delaying tactics “won’t change the outcome of the election last November,” but instead are keeping the government from serving the American people.

Democrats had tried to pushed for delay of the vote until Pruitt’s office released nearly 3,000 emails, an action that was ordered by a district court judge Thursday evening says the Examiner.

Pruitt had fallen under scrutiny from Democrats who believed that his ties to the fossil-fuel industry and his ongoing litigation against the EPA, as the attorney general of Oklahoma, should negate him from heading the department, reports the Examiner.

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Kody Fairfield

Kody Fairfield, 26, hails from Orange County, California. He attended the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse pursuing his degree in Political Science and Public Administration. Kody found his passion in politics early, connecting first to our third President, Thomas Jefferson, but expanding into activism with his introduction to the Paul (Ron and Rand) family. In 2016, Kody was a delegate for the Libertarian National Convention, and helped to support Austin Petersen in his bid for the nomination. As a staunch believer in free markets, individual rights, and limited government, Kody began writing for Liberty Viral and The Libertarian Republic in 2016. In January of 2017, Kody was named the Editor-in-Chief of TLR and currently holds the Ambassador At-Large Chair for the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Ca. He believes that with the right messaging, the ideas of liberty will continue to grow. When Kody isn't politicking, he is busy managing a CrossFit gym, or spending time with family, friends and his dog.