Bernie Sanders & More Male Senators Are Reading Coretta Scott King's Letter To Support Elizabeth Warren — And They AREN'T Being Silenced!
Elizabeth Warren's words will be finished… even if she's not the one saying them.
On Tuesday, the Massachusetts Senator was formally silenced by Republican Senators for rejecting Jeff Sessions' attorney general nomination by reading a letter from Coretta Scott King.
Warren's reading of the 1986 letter, in which King objected to Sen. Sessions' nomination to be a federal judge, was cut short by GOP Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — who later banned Warren from the floor for the remainder of the debate.
But even though Warren was silenced, her words found a way right back to the senate floor!
Later in the night, Sen. Jeff Merkley supported his colleague by finishing what she started and elaborated on the context of King's letter — and specifically quoted the section McConnell objected to.
Unlike Warren, however, the Oregon Senator spoke without an interruption from McConnell.
The GOP got another earful of Warren's speech on Wednesday, when Democratic Senators Sherrod Brown, Tom Udall, and Bernie Sanders all read King's words: