Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Senate silences Warren
In Warren's Senate speech opposing the Sessions nomination for Attorney General, Warren started to read a letter by Martin Luther King's widow. That letter was read to the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1986 in opposition to Sessions' nomination for federal judge. Senate leader McConnell cut Warren off saying she was impugning Sessions character and the Republican Senate refused to let Warren continue. You can see Warren's Senate speech here and below. This story notes that Senator Udall finished reading King's letter in the Senate.