There are rules in life and even Senators have to follow them. When Ms. Warren attempted to slander Jeff Sessions on the floor of the Senate, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell had heard enough.
“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.
“Mr. Sessions has used the awesome power of his office to chill the free exercise of the vote by black citizens,” King wrote, referencing controversial prosecutions at the time that Sessions served as the U.S. attorney for Alabama. Earlier, Warren read from the 1986 statement of Kennedy, a senior member of the Judiciary Committee who led the opposition then against Sessions, including the Massachusetts Democrat’s concluding line: “He is, I believe, a disgrace to the Justice Department and he should withdraw his nomination and resign his position.”
Warren had breached Senate rules by reading past statements against Sessions from the late senator Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., and the late Coretta Scott King. Warren protested:
“I am surprised that the words of Coretta Scott King are not suitable for debate in the United States Senate,” Warren said after McConnell’s motion.
Democrats came to her aid as well, but it was too late. She was told to sit.
In what may be the most political confirmation hearing (collectively) in history, the Democrats are doing everything they can to slow and malign President Trump’s nominees. A truly deplorable sight to witness.
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