Senator Elizabeth Warren was the main topic to the Senate today, after she was referencing a letter that was attacking Trump’s appointment for Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions. The Republicans has had enough of Warren and promptly silenced her from speaking out anymore.
The Senate, earlier today voted, 49-43, in favor to silence Warren and stopping her from additional floor speech. This was a new low from Democrats, having in mind that Sessions is still a Senator, and the rules forbid going after Senators, both directly and indirectly.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the decision clear, to silence Warren’s attacks. “The senator has impugned the motives and conduct of our colleague from Alabama.” Then Mitch McConnell demanded the vote to punish Warren for speaking out.
McConnell stated that Warren was warned once she has violated the rules, but that didn’t help. Then she made the second violation, which is what caused McConnell to act and effectively punish her.
Democrats were outraged by the Senate’s decision. To defend herself, Warren said that her offending comments were quoting the late wife of Martin Luther King Jr. when she originally objected to Sessions’ nomination to a federal judgeship back in the 1980s. But however she was indirectly going after Sessions, which still violates the rules.
“I am surprised that the words of Coretta Scott King are not suitable for debate in the United States Senate.” Well, they are, but not under these circumstances.
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