Elizabeth Warren Silenced After Quoting Coretta Scott King In Senate Debate Over Trump’s Attorney General Pick — Watch The Showdown!

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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├óΓé¼┬ª 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:

“I am surprised that the words of Coretta Scott King are not suitable for debate in the United States Senate.”

But the Republicans were not having any of it and voted against another opportunity — prohibiting Warren from speaking during the remainder of the Sessions debate:

Just… wow.

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The 67-year-old’s speech was part of a Democratic push to hold the Senate floor for 24 hours in protest of Donald Trump‘s nominee for attorney general, just like they did Monday night before Betsy DeVosconfirmation as education secretary.

Seeing how futile that effort was, it’s that much more frustrating they cut off Warren mid speech — but she still got the last word in!

After being ordered to keep quiet on the floor, Warren finished reading Coretta’s letter right outside the room, and posted the entire speech on Facebook!

The Senate will vote on Sessions’ confirmation on Wednesday. Check out Coretta’s full speech read by Warren (below).

[Image via Twitter.]

Feb 8, 2017 10:14am PDT

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