Sen. Warren sends pointed tweets on Sessions confirmation

Senate Showdown Over Jeff Sessions Elizabeth Warren Ordered to Keep Quiet After Quoting Coretta Scott KingMore

Senate Showdown Over Jeff Sessions Elizabeth Warren Ordered to Keep Quiet After Quoting Coretta Scott KingMore

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) on Tuesday night said he was "astounded" by Warren's so-called lack of "etiquette and courtesy" and-to the amazement of many-told Warren that she should think of how her words would affect Sessions' wife. She was cut off as she read a letter on the Senate floor that civil rights leader Coretta Scott King wrote in 1986. Ted Kennedy's remarks from 1986 calling Sessions "a disgrace to the justice department".

Quoting King technically put Warren in violation of Senate rules for "impugning the motives" of Sessions, though senators have said far worse stuff.

"When the men of the Senate, the Democratic men, read their Coretta Scott King letter. they were standing up for the Senate, and they were also standing up for Coretta Scott King", Mikulski said. It talks about a moment in history when African-Americans were beaten away from the polls, and it talks about Jeff Sessions' role in that.

Daines went on to say that the letter and Warren's reading of it was not necessarily what he had been talking about when he reminded her of the Senate rule.

But tensions have soared in the few weeks since Trump took office, particularly over the process of confirming his Cabinet nominees. He did name Sessions towards the end of his testimony, however, when he read the conclusion of King's statement. The rule is considered arcane, and there is little evidence that it has been invoked in this way since it was created more than 100 years ago. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) from reading a letter written by Coretta Scott King on the Senate floor, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) tweeted a mawkish Martin Luther King Jr.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren joined The Daily Show via satellite Wednesday night to criticize Republicans for suppressing her voice during confirmation hearings for Alabama Sen.

"Sen. Warren said, 'Sen".

MSNBC adds, "The Senate voted along partisan lines, 49-43, to admonish Warren". In that case, the Senate did ultimately reject Sessions' nomination.

"I literally can not be recognized on the floor of the Senate".

Sessions was then a U.S. attorney from Mobile, Alabama, whom Republican President Ronald Reagan nominated for U.S. District judge for the Southern District of Alabama.

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