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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Grambler
I did not say that feelings ought to be voiced in Senate, although a little compassion would not go amiss in that room. But what I did say, was that the truth, the facts, should be voiced. The facts are that Sessions did mess people around during the civil rights movement, did misuse his power, and any proper examination of his actions at the time would inform a person of as much, as is made utterly clear by Kings letter.
As a statement of record, I feel it ought to have been exempt, given that it was not a document which established what anyones feelings were on the subject, simply a list of misdeeds that would lead any significantly astute person to understand that the man in question was wrong for the job.
originally posted by: carewemust
Good question just raised by MSM...
WHY is "Obstructionism" currently hurting Democrats in the eye of the voter.. while helping Republicans over 2 mid-terms, and the 2016 Presidential election?
originally posted by: carewemust
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
During Senate Floor statements, ahead of the upcoming final vote to approve/decline Jeff Sessions as the next Attorney General of the United States, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA.) received a RARE rebuke and punishment from the majority of her Senate colleagues. Elizabeth Warren is certainly living up to her self-proclaimed "Nasty Woman" personality!
Excerpt from: www.foxnews.com...
""Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., was prohibited Tuesday night from speaking on the Senate floor for the rest of the debate over Sen. Jeff Sessions' nomination to be attorney general.
The drama began when Warren, quoting a 30-year-old letter by civil rights leader Coretta Scott King, referred to the Alabama Republican as a "disgrace." King's letter was written in 1986, when Sessions was nominated to the federal bench but was never confirmed.
King, the widow of Martin Luther King Jr., also wrote that when acting as a federal prosecutor, Sessions used his power to "chill the free exercise of the vote by black citizens."
Warren's reference drew the ire of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who said that Warren had "impugned the motives of our colleague from Alabama."
Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont. advised Warren that she was out of order under Rule XIX of the Senate, which states that "no Senator in debate shall, 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."
"I'm reading a letter from Coretta Scott King to the Judiciary Committee from 1986 that was admitted into the record," Warren argued. "I'm simply reading what she wrote about what the nomination of Jeff Sessions to be a federal court judge meant and what it would mean in history for her."
After a few parliamentary moves, McConnell called for a vote to affirm Daines' ruling that Warren was out of order. The GOP-controlled Senate backed him up, 49-43, before defeating a Democratic effort to restore Warren's speaking privileges, 50-43.
"She was warned, she was given an explanation," McConnell said of Warren. "Nevertheless, she persisted.""
Anti-American Cable News Network (CNN), takes their usual angle.. portraying Elizabeth Warren as a hero, who will now be an even more "Powerful Force" when it comes to pushing back against President Donald Trump and his agenda.
Headline: "GOP EFFORTS TO SHUT WARREN UP BACKFIRES!"
I think CNN got that "backfires" analogy from their ample experience of shooting themselves in the foot, by constantly slamming Donald Trump.
Hours before Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) read a letter on the Senate floor Tuesday night that would make her Wednesday’s buzziest political story, her publisher sent a tweet.
Warren’s new book, “This Fight Is Our Fight,” will be out in April. The Boston Globe, which first reported the book’s release date, said “the book’s promoters say it will trace the development of the middle class from the New Deal to the Trump administration. Warren will outline her ideas for how the government can better serve the middle class and weave in stories from her time in the Senate and the experiences of Americans who have struggled under the current economic policies.”
originally posted by: BlueAjah
First of all, it has been proven and admitted that the prior slander of Sessions in 1986 was a political witch hunt and was false information.
This was mentioned in the hearing last night.
It was also mentioned last night that Warren did more than just read the letter. She went on and on, insulting and slandering Sessions. It was said by the President of the Senate last night that what she was saying was lies.
They also discussed and gave concrete legal reasons why Warren violated Rule XIX.
We were watching it live in this thread:
What Warren and Dems are doing now is the same thing they did in 1986.
It is a political witch hunt.
originally posted by: Deny Arrogance
Well this pretty much blows Warren's smear camapaign out of the water.
Coretta Scott King Thanks Jeff Sessions For Rosa Parks Library
The niece of Martin Luther King, Jr. says that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was attempting to play the race card by reading a letter from Coretta Scott King to smear Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions on the floor of the Senate Tuesday night.
“It’s almost like a bait and switch — stir up their emotions, use the name of King…play the race card, which she was attempting to do,” Dr. Alveda King told Fox Business’ Neil Cavuto during an interview on Wednesday.