Elizabeth Warren will NOT stay silent.
The Massachusetts Senator was interrupted by Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell right in the middle of a speech she was giving in opposition to the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general.
Warren was reading a speech by Coretta Scott King — the widow of Martin Luther King Jr. — written in 1986 when Sessions was under consideration for a federal judgeship.
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In the letter, King explains her reasoning for rejecting the Republican politician, writing:
"I write to express my sincere opposition to the confirmation of Jefferson B. Sessions as a federal district court judge for the Southern District of Alabama… Anyone who has used the power of his office as United States Attorney to intimidate and chill the free exercise of the ballot by citizens should not be elevated to our courts."
When Warren uttered those last lines, McConnell declared the letter as crossing the line for the senate floor. Republican Sen. Steve Daines agreed, and ordered Warren to keep quiet and sit down.
Of course, Warren didn't take too kindly to being silenced, and appealed the order to continue speaking, noting:
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