Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell used a parliamentary rule to silence Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Ma) from reading a letter written in 1986 by Coretta Scott King to the United States Senate regarding Jeff Sessions, who was DENIED confirmation for a federal judge position in the 1980s based on his civil rights record. Warren was reading the letter as a way of speaking out against Donald Trump’s nominee for Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, whose confirmation vote before the United States Senate, takes place tomorrow.

The letter to which Mitch McConnell objected can be found below.

The full video depicts Warren inquiring as to how it is possible that she not be allowed to read a letter that has already been admitted to the record in a previous confirmation hearing. You can watch it below.

 

Indeed, the letter that McConnell objected to was written by Coretta The Senate will vote on Sessions’ confirmation tomorrow. For the second consecutive night, Senate Democrats are holding the floor in the U.S. Senate in opposition to the controversial nominee, who has had a dubious record with civil rights issues.

Warren, attempting to speak using a passage by Coretta Scott King, a civil rights leader and wife of Martin Luther King Jr., was silenced using Senate Rule 19. This rule from the chamber’s guidelines preclude senators from “directly or indirectly, by any form of words impute to another Senator or to other Senators any conduct or motive unworthy or unbecoming a Senator.”

As a result, Warren will be prohibited from speaking from the floor of the Senate until after debate on Jeff Sessions’s nomination for Attorney General have concluded.

 

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Named one of OUT Magazine's 100 Most Eligible Bachelors of 2017, Alex Mohajer is a controversial up-and-coming political writer and commentator whose unapologetic post-election commentary made him one of the most shared contributors at The Huffington Post. He is the first journalist in America to openly impugn the presidency of Donald Trump in a major publication. Mohajer is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Bros4America (formerly Bros4Hillary), a progressive advocacy organization that gained national recognition during the 2016 presidential election for its efforts to elect Hillary Clinton. Named by LGBTQ Nation to their Top 8 People Working to Elect Hillary Clinton. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts from U.C. Berkeley where he studied politics with progressive champion Robert Reich, and a Juris Doctorate from Chapman University School of Law, where he studied constitutional law with conservative hero Hugh Hewitt. While in law school, he was awarded "Most Likely To Be Held in Contempt" by his graduating class. He has been interviewed for or featured on The Fox News Channel, PolitiFact, The Huffington Post, Washington Post, LA and NY Times, AfterBuzz TV, OUT and Instinct Magazine(s), Dan Savage Blog, TheWrap, Yahoo News, New York Public Radio, The David Pakman Show, The Ann Walker Show, the Hugh Hewitt Show, and more. Alex is an author, public/motivational speaker, and an award-winning singer, actor, and solo artist who was nominated for a 2016 Broadway World Award for Best Male Cabaret Artist. Alex lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Bruce Wayne. Press inquiries and bookings: press@bros4america.com