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Republicans Bring Elizabeth Warren’s Floor Speech Against Jeff Sessions to an Abrupt Halt

Senate Republicans voted to stop Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren from continuing to speak out against Attorney General nominee and current Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions on the Senate floor Tuesday evening.

Warren was reading a letter from Coretta Scott King, the widow of Martin Luther King Jr., which was written in 1986 to voice her opposition to Sessions’ nomination to a federal judgeship.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) invoked rule XIX, a rarely used rule to ensure that senators do not malign one another on the floor. McConnell said to presiding Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.):

“The senator impugned the motives and conduct of our colleague from Alabama as warned by the chair.”

“I am surprised that the words of Coretta Scott King are not suitable for debate in the United States Senate,” Warren said.

Warren was warned multiple times not to malign Sessions. Daines told Warren that she “stated that a sitting senator is a disgrace to the Department of Justice.”

Warren said she was merely quoting the late Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy, but suggested that it was still a belief she holds:

“Although I would be glad to repeat it in my own words.”

The Senate then voted 49-43 to silence Warren, who attempted to appeal. When that appeal failed, Warren was done.

Warren then took to Twitter, where she aired her grievances with McConnell’s ruling.

Democratic National Committee interim chairwoman Donna Brazile said in a statement that “[i]t’s a sad day in America when the words of Martin Luther King Jr.’s widow are not allowed on the floor of the United States Senate,” adding:

“Let Elizabeth Warren speak. The American people deserve to hear how Jeff Sessions is an extremist who will be a rubber stamp for this out-of-control Trump presidency.”

Republicans, however, were less sympathetic to Warren. Following the end of her time on the floor, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said Warren’s comments were “offensive.”

“I’m appalled at the way the Democrats are treating Jeff Sessions,” Hatch added.

From IJR.