Elizabeth Warren Issues Warning to Senate

Ray Hunter
February 12, 2017

In spite of fierce Democratic opposition, which was intensified by Tuesday night's silencing of Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Jeff Sessions was confirmed to be attorney general on Wednesday night.

Our Republican senators are so spineless that they are supporting Trump's nomination of cabinet officials who have dubious credentials, proven conflicts of interests, and in the case of Jeff Sessions, a troubling civil rights record. She was given an explanation.

"Look, the main thing is that millions of people are now reading Coretta Scott King's letter", Warren said. Scott said it was Sen.

Democrats spent the hours before the vote seething over the rebuke of Ms. Warren, who had been barred from speaking on the floor the previous night.

Today, Warren's male colleagues Senator Bernie Sanders, Sherrod Brown and Tom Udall read the letter without protest.

Graham also discussed the Democratic party with Gallagher. Warren attempted to read out a letter from Coretta Scott King, the widow of Martin Luther King. California Sen. Kamala Harris posted photos of women leaders such as Warren, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and former Texas legislator Wendy Davis with these words on the photos: "She was warned".

In a speech following the vote, Sessions acknowledged the "heated debate" and said he hopes members of the Senate can find common ground going forward. Warren was silenced for reading the 31-year-old letter.

"Did Mitch McConnell actually just declare the Senate a Safe Space?" asked MSNBC's Chris Hayes on Twitter.

"I write to express my honest opposition to the confirmation of Jefferson B. Sessions as a federal district court judge for the Southern District of Alabama", the letter read.

"During his confirmation hearings, Jeff Sessions said he would enforce the gun laws already on the books", wrote Everytown for Gun Safety President John Feinblatt in a statement.

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Sessions, a Republican U.S. senator from Alabama, as Trump's attorney general.

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