Sen Warren Cut Off For Reading MLK Widow’s Letter About Jeff Sessions

Sen Warren Cut Off For Reading MLK Widow’s Letter About Jeff Sessions

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) rose on Tuesday and objected to a speech Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was giving in opposition to the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as attorney general.

McConnell took particular issue with Warren as she quoted a letter written by Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King Jr.’s widow, when Sessions was under consideration for a federal judgeship in 1986.

McConnell invoked the little-used Rule XIX, which says that “No Senator in debate shall, directly or indirectly, by any form of words impute to another Senator or to other Senators any conduct or motive unworthy or unbecoming a Senator.” King’s letter argues that, during Sessions’ time as a prosecutor in Alabama, “Mr. Sessions has used the awesome power of his office to chill the free exercise of the vote by black citizens.” It was that portion of the letter that McConnell read back to the presiding officer, arguing that it was over the line.

The Republican presiding in the chair, Sen. Steve Daines of Montana, agreed with McConnell, ruling her in violation of the order and forcing her to sit down.

“I am surprised that the words of Coretta Scott King are not suitable for debate in the United States Senate,” Warren replied.

A vote was then held on Warren’s appeal of the ruling of the chair, and Republicans prevailed. Under the rules, she would be barred from speaking during the remaining 30 hours of the Sessions debate.

Text excerpted from the Huffington post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/elizabeth-warren-mitch-mcconnell-jeff-sessions_us_589a7661e4b0c1284f294a27

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20 Responses

  1. Ann Priddy says:

    Rule 19… go directly to jail, do not pass go, do not collect $200. Sit
    down and shut up.

  2. russor22 says:

    tell that marxist bitch to sit down….send her to the GULAGGG

  3. ProteanView says:

    He went from a warning to, “Oh, just reminding you of the law.” Impotent
    man has an opinion pending law being fed to him.

  4. Ronnyhilly says:

    what a joke Republican hate the truth

  5. Cynthia Burkey says:

    what happened to the audio? is that a problem with the video or did they do
    that on the floor?

  6. bbdog141414 says:

    Pocahontas was attempting to blatantly call a fellow senator a racist in
    front of his face. I am glad that Mitch shut her down. Good for the
    Republicans for finally growing a backbone!

  7. Taylor Layton says:

    Senator Daines… Spoon fed the words… oh that was sad.

  8. Pick Collins says:

    This is a disgrace. Warren was trying to present facts and bc McConnell was
    offended by them, he used slanted floor tactics to shut her down, reps have
    always been the biggest bleeding hearts by miles

  9. Frank Hedden says:

    Why no audio for the last few moments?

  10. Seann Paurini says:

    The speaker is being told what to say. What a joke.

  11. Laura Cullen says:

    It seems that comments of any sort unfavorable to the pubican s.cannot be
    posted. All comments favoring pubicans, Russians, trumpet lies,
    exaggerations, his unwanted sexual advances, etc are permitted and
    encouraged no matter how nonsensical! History forgets nothing, ever!

  12. John Smith says:

    Sen Warren is an authoritarian scumbag. She believes her feelings matter
    more than facts.

  13. Day Dreamer says:

    What part of what the man said don’t you get bitch? Are you senile? LOL!!!

  14. Karly Johnston says:

    In 1986 Sessions was not a sitting Senator so obviously it wouldn’t apply
    then Pocahontas.

  15. vidar808 says:

    Why are these Republicans such mindless tools.

  16. Rayan Al-Ballaa says:

    The presiding officer was literally being fed the words by a clerk! This is
    outrageous! Senator Warren had every right to talk freely and express her
    concerns!

  17. kevin James says:

    anyone who thought she was dumb or wanted her to shut up you’re ignorant
    and part of the problem.

  18. John Eli says:

    ironically what she was trying to convey will get more publicity because of
    this

  19. Adam - Smasher says:

    McConnel is one of the most evil man in politics besides Trump of course..

  20. Doomtrigger says:

    no she and others have been doing this for a week or two the kill time
    these retards need to gtfo

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