Let's just leave this up here. pic.twitter.com/FMNkmKpFcp— Adam Isacson (@adamisacson) February 8, 2017
Elizabeth Warren was just silenced on the Senate floor. Her crime was quoting Coretta Scott King.
A low moment for the world’s greatest deliberative body.
Fascistic Republican bastards are crapping on the Constitution and wiping their butts with Old Glory. All the Republican Trumptards can say is "huh huh huh... our side won... huh huh huh". Like Trump, they've never even READ the Constitution. Mindless anti-American idiots.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell used a parliamentary procedure to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren in the middle of a speech critical of Sen. Jeff Sessions, Trump’s pick to be the next attorney general.
McConnell claimed Warren broke the rules of decorum by quoting a letter from Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King Jr.’s widow, opposing Sessions’ nomination to be a federal judge in 1986.
In the letter, King wrote that Sessions “used the power of his office as United States Attorney to intimidate and chill the free exercise of the ballot by citizens.” Among other things, Sessions attempted to “intimidate and frighten elderly black voters,” King added.
McConnell said that, by quoting Martin Luther King Jr.’s widow, Warren “impugned the motives and conduct of our colleague from Alabama.” He then invoked Rule 19 to force Warren to stop speaking.
The rule is intended to encourage senators to be polite to each other. But McConnell used it squelch debate about a man nominated to be the next Attorney General of the United States.
Read more at: https://thinkprogress.org/elizabeth-warren-was-just-silenced-on-the-senate-floor-her-crime-was-quoting-coretta-scott-king-d000a470c6b4#.dcd1n9m18