Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell shuts down Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for speaking ill of Sen. Jeff Sessions as she read a letter written by Coretta Scott King.

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McConnell Shuts Down Elizabeth Warren As She Read Coretta Scott King’s Letter About Jeff Sessions

The Democrats are holding the floor again tonight, as they try to stall Jeff Sessions confirmation as the next Attorney General.  Boston Globe deputy Washington Bureau chief Matt Viser tweeted: “By a 49-to-43 vote, Senate rules that Elizabeth Warren broke rule impugning a senator. She now cannot speak during debate on Jeff Sessions.”

The section of King’s Coretta Scott King’s 1986 letter that Warren read was: “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.”

“The senator has impugned the motives and conduct of our colleague from Alabama,” McConnell whined. “I call the senator to order under the provisions of Rule 19.”

So, the words of Coretta Scott-King, who fought alongside her husband Martin Luther King Jr. and others for civil rights and racial equality, are too toxic? The letter wasn’t controversial. She told the truth. It’s pretty clear that Republican leaders don’t care one iota about insulting the black community. It’s shameful.

McConnell just handed the Democrats a big moment to rally around while looking sexist in process. Gee, I wonder if Sen. McConnell realizes his actions just brought more attention to Mrs. King’s letter? Why wasn’t this letter a part of the record? Oh, wait, that’s because the Republicans want to hide Jeff Sessions’ questionable past on race.

Elizabeth Warren clapped back on Twitter:

Twitter had a lot to say about Mitch McConnell’s vile sexism and censorship:

https://twitter.com/freeblackgirl/status/829148946249379844

https://twitter.com/emilytomcsi/status/829157741486886912

Watch another video of McConnell shutting down Elizabeth Warren: