The reaction to Donald Trump's appointment of William Barr as the next Attorney General fell on well-known partisan lines.
Lindsey Graham, Republican in the Senate Judiciary Committee and close associate of Trump, pledged to "everything in [zu tun]. [his] power" to enforce Barr's nomination.
"Mr. Barr is very capable, highly respected, and will take on a new and much-needed leadership role for the US Department of Justice," said South Carolina Senator Graham.
He added, "Mr. Barr is a well-known figure, a man of the highest integrity and character, and has an impeccable reputation."
But the Democrats in the committee expressed immediate reservations, in part due to Barr's remarks I would urge that Mr Barr make a firm and concrete commitment to protect Mueller's investigations, act independently of the White House and uphold the rule of law, "said Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut. 
"The Senate must scrutinize this candidate, especially given the comments of the past, which indicate that Mr. Barr was more interested in pleasing President Trump than objectively and thoughtfully analyzing the law and the facts. "
Instead, to Barr's report on the problems that the group said," he suggests Jeff Sessions will inherit hostility to civil rights and civil rights. "
" The Senate must urge Barr to uphold the Ministry of Justice's commitment to upholding the rights of all ̵
must commit to defending the rule of law and civil liberties and not serve as a political arm of Trump's unconstitutional agenda. "
As mentioned earlier, Barr only needs a simple majority of votes to be ratified. With Republicans still in control of the Senate, it is safe to say that he will soon go to the Ministry of Justice.