55-to-44 vote voting on party lines with just three Democratic voting to advance Trump's nominee. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Doug Jones of Alabama and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona joined the Republicans to support Barr's nomination. Si Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is the only Republican to vote no
Almost all Democrats running or considering presidential operations voted against the promotion of nomination, though Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey.
The final vote is expected later this week.
Many Democrats have been advocating concern about Barr's administration in the investigation of special lawyer Robert Mueller in Russia's intervention in the 201
Democrats are also concerned that Barr does not quite promise to release Mueller's report on his findings as soon as he completes his investigation.
Republics praised Barr, who served as lawyer under President George H.W. Bush's administration, as a trustworthy consumer who would be a strong leader in the embattled department, started a fire from Trump almost since his term.
Barr will replace the acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker who has temporarily filled the post after former Attorney General Jeff Sessions was fired by Trump last year.