The Senate voted 49-43 Tuesday night to uphold a ruling that Elizabeth Warren violated Senate rules prohibiting impugning another senator when she delivered a lengthy speech against the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions for the position of Attorney General. Basically, they voted to shut her up.
The controversy stemmed from her remarks in reference to a 1986 letter written by Coretta Scott King (Martin Luther King Jr’s late wife), when the chamber was debating whether to confirm Sessions to a lifetime appointment on the federal bench.
Naturally, Warren defended her decision, stating “This is about Coretta Scott King’s letter and that’s all this is about. She wrote a powerful letter about an important moment in history that directly involved Jeff Sessions and is directly relevant to the question of whether Jeff Sessions ought to be the attorney general of the United States — and Mitch McConnell didn’t want me to read that letter.”
Another member of the esteemed King family, Aldeva King (MLK Jr’s niece), blasted Warren for playing the race card. She even believes that Coretta’s views would be different today, telling Neil Cavuto, “In that letter [Coretta Scott King] would be referring to some of [Sen. Jeff Sessions] comments. However, she would agree today that he of course ended some [school segregation and] he worked to prosecute members of the KKK.”
Even those who’ve spoken out against Sessions (such as Cory Booker, who made history testifying against another fellow Senator) sung the praises of Sessions in the past for his civil rights work.
Sessions was confirmed last night, and next time your liberal friends brand him as “racist,” you’ll want to show them this….
So, take that, liberals!
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