Elizabeth Warren about being silenced.
"'She was warned", Clinton tweeted on February 8, quoting Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell of Kentrucky. Steve Daines, R-Mont., who was presiding over the Senate on Tuesday night, invoked something called Rule XIX, warning her against impugning the motives or conduct of another senator.
Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico reading Coretta Scott King's letter aloud on the Senate floor.
She had previously been warned for quoting the late Sen.
See some of the tweets from those who shared Warren's outrage below. Read the full letter and complaint from King, courtesy of USA Today, here.
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MSNBC adds, "The Senate voted along partisan lines, 49-43, to admonish Warren".
Although Strom Thurmond blocked King's letter, Session's nomination at the time was not confirmed because of the questions about race raised during the hearings. "I deeply understand the history of civil rights and the horrendous impact that relentless and systemic discrimination and the denial of voting rights has had on our African-American brothers and sisters".
Warren was silenced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after reciting a 1986 letter by Coretta Scott King to criticize Sessions' record on civil rights. Elizabeth Warren will not stand for this shit. Jeff Sessions of Alabama being nominated for attorney general, notes CNN.
"We need a lawful system of immigration", Mr Sessions said after he was sworn in. "Sessions has used the awesome power of his office to chill the free exercise of the vote by black citizens", he said.
What stood out most to Warren, however, was the way McConnell and his party defended Sessions. That does not bode well for people of color if he becomes attorney general of the United States.