Female Senator Warren second class to Republicans

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Female Senator Warren second class to Republicans

Post by Original Quill on Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:06 pm

The Coretta Scott King letter Elizabeth Warren wasn’t allowed to read
Dylan Stableford

During the Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday for Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., to become attorney general, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., was stopped by Republicans from reading a nine-page letter written by the late Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King’s widow. In the 1986 letter, addressed to Strom Thurmond, then the Senate Judiciary committee chairman, King expressed her opposition to Sessions, who had been nominated for a federal judgeship in Alabama.

Republican senators argued that Warren’s quoting the letter violated an arcane Senate rule against “impugning the motives” of a colleague. (Warren later read King’s letter on Facebook Live.)





To a censor a sitting Senator from speaking on the Senate floor is bad enough, but to malign the reputation of one of the greatest civil rights leaders of our generation--Dr. Martin L. King, through the words of his wife, Loretta King--makes Mitch McConnell one of the most unAmerican and racist of our generation.  I await the day when Republicans are told to 'sit down and shut up like good little boys' in the US Senate.

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Re: Female Senator Warren second class to Republicans

Post by >THE Ben Reilly< on Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:34 pm

Does anybody get the sense now that the Republican Party as a whole is on the verge of provoking potentially violent, large-scale resistance?

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