The president-elect picked Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama as his attorney general, giving him clout with supporters who cheered his pledges to crack down on illegal immigration. Democrats and some independent groups have raised concerns about Sessions' hard line immigration views and racially insensitive statements that contributed to him getting passed over for a federal judgeship in the 1980s.
Sessions will likely get confirmed in the Republican-majority Senate. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said he "strongly" supported the appointment of Sessions, whom he called "principled, forthright and hardworking."
Warren, the Democrat from Massachusetts, accused Trump of "embracing the bigotry that fueled his campaign rallies," calling on him to "reverse" his decision.