Sen. Elizabeth Warren Violates Rule XIX Of The Senate While Reading Coretta Scott King Letter, Is Silenced


Via CSPAN: 'While delivering remarks on the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General, Sen. Elizabeth Warren is warned by the Chair, Sen. Steve Daines, and about 22 minutes later by Senator Mitch McConnell of her violation of Rule XIX of the Senate by impugning Sen. Sessions.'

She was warned for reading Coretta Scott King's letter about Jeff Sessions:

Dear Senator Thurmond:

I write to express my sincere opposition to the confirmation of Jefferson B. Sessions as a federal district court judge for the Southern District of Alabama. My professional and personal roots in Alabama are deep and lasting. Anyone who has used the power of his office as United States Attorney to intimidate and chill the free exercise of the ballot by citizens should not be elevated to our courts. Mr. Sessions has used the awesome powers of his office in a shabby attempt to intimidate and frighten elderly black voters. For this reprehensible conduct, he should not be rewarded with a federal judgeship.

I regret that a long-standing commitment prevents me from appearing in person to testify against this nominee. However, I have attached a copy of my statement opposing Mr. Sessions’ confirmation and I request that my statement as well as this be made a part of the hearing record.

I do sincerely urge you to oppose the confirmation of Mr. Sessions.


Coretta Scott King

Read the full letter.

Warren spoke on an online livestream after leaving the floor:

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