Elizabeth Warren Silenced by Republicans in Senate during final debate on Jeff Sessions
As Democrats stage another 30 hour debate in opposition of Jeff Sessions nomination for US Attorney General, Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rebuked Warren for disparaging another senator when she read a letter from the late Coretta Scott King describing Sessions.
According to the Washington Post
“In an extraordinarily rare move, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) interrupted Warren’s speech, in a near-empty chamber as debate on Sessions’s nomination heads toward a Wednesday evening vote, and said that she had breached Senate rules by reading past statements against Sessions from figures such as the late senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and the late Coretta Scott King.
“The senator has impugned the motives and conduct of our colleague from Alabama,” McConnell said, then setting up a series of roll-call votes on Warren’s conduct.”