Silenced in Senate, Democrat Warren speaks louder against Sessions

Silenced in Senate, Democrat Warren speaks louder against Sessions

Silenced in Senate, Democrat Warren speaks louder against Sessions

Warren also went live on Facebook after walking out of the Senate chamber, reading the anti-Sessions letter penned by Coretta Scott King decades ago that she was prevented from reading on the Senate floor.

Unburdened by the rule against "impugning" other senators that Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell used to cut her off Tuesday night, Warren made no bones about the fact that she is not content to stay silent in a series of tweets spotted by the Washington Post.

Republican senators voted on Tuesday evening, February 7, to end Warren's reading of a letter written 30 years ago by Martin Luther King Jr.'s widow that criticized Sen.

Former Sen. Barbara MikulskiBarbara MikulskiMikulski on Warren flap: Different rules apply to women It's not just Trump's Cabinet but Congress lacks diversity The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE criticized the GOP on Thursday for silencing Sen.

Warren was warned after Kennedy's quote; she was then told to sit down and be quiet after Sen.

After being silenced by Senate Republicans, Sen. "I thought Coretta Scott King's letter to the United States Senate about that was absolutely relevant", she said. When Warren challenged the ruling, the Senate voted along party lines to uphold it.

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Sessions was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday evening. "Mr. Sessions has used the awesome powers of his office in a shabby attempt to intimidate and frighten elderly black voters", she wrote.

"The senator will take her seat", said the presiding officer, Senator Steven Daines. Sessions sought confirmation to serve as a federal judge.

"It is a powerful and moving letter, and it speaks to a moment in history in the 1960s, a moment in history in the 1980s, and a moment in history right now in 2017", Warren said.

Warren was rebuked at a confirmation hearing for President Donald Trumps attorney general nominee, Alabama Sen.

The protest, which appears to have been organized by the progressive Parents for Social Justice, involved individuals reading the letter in unison using flashlights and cell phones. The decision instantly sparked backlash from citizens all over the country, who praised Warren for trying to read King's moving and essential words.

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