Warren barred from speaking on Senate floor for rest of Sessions debate
by Samuel Chamberlain
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., was prohibited Tuesday night from speaking on the Senate floor for the rest of the debate over Sen. Jeff Sessions’ nomination to be attorney general.
The drama began when Warren, quoting a 30-year-old letter by civil rights leader Coretta Scott King, referred to the Alabama Republican as a “disgrace.” King’s letter was written in 1986, when Sessions was nominated to the federal bench but was never confirmed.
King, the widow of Martin Luther King Jr., also wrote that when acting as a federal prosecutor, Sessions used his power to “chill the free exercise of the vote by black citizens.”
Warren’s reference drew the ire of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who said that Warren had “impugned the motives of our colleague from Alabama.”
The truth? Senator Jeff Sessions has sponsored and supported legislation attacking racism. That matters not to Warren.
Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont. advised Warren that she was out of order under Rule XIX of the Senate, which states that “no Senator in debate shall, directly or indirectly, by any form of words impute to another Senator or to other Senators any conduct or motive unworthy or unbecoming a Senator.”
After a few parliamentary moves, McConnell called for a vote to affirm Daines’ ruling that Warren was out of order. The GOP-controlled Senate backed him up, 49-43, before defeating a Democratic effort to restore Warren’s speaking privileges, 50-43.
“She was warned, she was given an explanation,” McConnell said of Warren. “Nevertheless, she persisted.”
Senator Fauxcahontas said:
“To put Senator Sessions in charge of the Department of Justice is an insult to African-Americans.”
With no proof of his alleged “racism.” An accusation is as good as a nod to a blind horse.
The Senate backed its majority leader. By a party line vote of 49-43, it found Warren in violation of Senate rules. She is now barred from speaking on the subject of the Sessions nomination.
That is called “harnessing power,” Republicans, and actually learning how to wield it — something with which you are entirely unfamiliar.
What you won’t hear or see on other forms of media is this: Marco Rubio’s address with regard to Elizabeth Warren.
“Elections have consequences,” said Barack Hussein Obama. And with that he and other Demorats proceeded to rub the noses of DC Republicans into the political shite. You should expect no less in return, Demorats.
That said, some people suggest the GOP has made a martyr out of Fauxcahontas.
I say: she has been made to revisit her political vulnerability.