Monday evening, the Senate confirmed George "Sonny" Perdue as the next secretary of agriculture. He sat in the gallery while senators voted 87-11 in favor of his nomination.
His cousin Sen. David Perdue (R., Ga.) voted present, and Sen. Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.) did not vote.
“I’m pleased that the U.S. Senate was able to work in a bipartisan fashion to confirm Gov. Perdue,” said Senate Agriculture Committee chairman Pat Roberts. “I have faith that Gov
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