|Nasty tension in the senate after Bitch McConnell told Elizabeth Warren to Shut Up!|
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is the Majority Leader and he's a rotten piece of shit. He's by far the corrupt lawmaker in Washington, DC. His wife Elaine Chao is now the fuhrer's choice for Transportation Secretary.
McConnell is the face of the establishment. He's dirty. And it's unfortunate that the disrespect towards women and Black people is a part of his tradition of being the biggest asshole leading our Senate.
Senate Republicans voted to silence Elizabeth Warren after she read from a letter by the widow of Martin Luther King that criticized the civil rights record of Trump's nominee for attorney general, Jeff Sessions.
The marathon debate on the confirmation of Sen. Sessions, which stretched overnight and was ongoing Wednesday, came to a temporary halt Tuesday night when Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) objected to a speech that the Massachusetts Democrat was giving.
Warren quoted from a letter that Coretta Scott King wrote in opposition to Sessions, an Alabama Republican, during his attempted confirmation for a federal judgeship 30 years ago.
The letter said that Sessions, who was then U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, had used the "the awesome power of his office to chill the free exercise of the vote by black citizens in the district he now seeks to serve as a federal judge."
McConnell and other Republicans said Warren violated Senate rules. The rule, No. 19, says senators cannot "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."
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (R-NY) objected to the ruling, calling it "selective enforcement" and citing previous apparent violations by Republicans that went unpunished.
At times in the past, Schumer said in a statement released by his office, Republican senators have accused their colleagues of telling "a flat-out lie," of "stirring up global hysteria to score political points" and of engaging in "bitter, vulgar, incoherent ramblings."
That last one came from Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK), who last may denounced Schumer's predecessor, former Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) for what he called "cancerous leadership" designed to "protect his own sad, sorry legacy."
But Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), insisted that Warren's actions had no place in the Senate.
"Even if what she said was true, it wasn't the right thing to do," Hatch said. "I've been appalled at the way Democrats have treated Jeff Sessions."