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Elizabeth Warren silenced on Senate floor after quoting Coretta Scott King
New York Post ^ | February 7, 2017 | 10:53pm | Marisa Schultz

Posted on 02/08/2017 11:14:36 AM PST by TBP

In a rare move, the Senate voted late Tuesday to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren from speaking out against Sen. Jeff Sessions, President Trump’s nominee for attorney general.

The Republican-led Senate voted 49-43 to uphold a floor ruling that Warren (D-Mass.) violated Senate Rule 19 by “impugning” the character of Sessions during her lengthy speech against his confirmation. A separate vote to allow Warren to continue to speak failed — effectively silencing the outspoken progressive from continuing her anti-Sessions speech.

The dust-up on the Senate floor began shortly before 7 p.m. when Warren took the microphone to make a long, impassioned speech on why Sessions shouldn’t be confirmed as attorney general. She read from past statements from critics who successfully opposed his 1986 nomination for a federal judgeship over concerns he was racially insensitive.

She earned a warning by 7:20 p.m. from the presiding Senate leader — Montana Sen. Steve Daines — when she quoted Sen. Ted Kennedy as calling Sessions “a disgrace.” He reminded her of Rule 19, which says a senator shall not “impute” another senator’s conduct or motives.

Warren was permitted to continue, but got in hot water again for reading a 1986 letter from Coretta Scott King that opposed Sessions.

By 7:47 p.m., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell interrupted Warren.

“The senator has impugned the motives and conduct of our colleague from Alabama, as warned by the chair,” McConnell said.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: elizabethwarren; fauxcahontas; lieawatha
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Of course, her motives are absolutely pure. Keeping minorities in chains is a noble cause, if you're a "progressive."
1 posted on 02/08/2017 11:14:36 AM PST by TBP
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They silenced Coretta Scott King. /s


2 posted on 02/08/2017 11:17:12 AM PST by ichabod1 (The Wise Cracker)
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So sad. The white man has been silencing her people for centuries!

3 posted on 02/08/2017 11:17:46 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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No, Elizabeth Warren was not silenced for quoting Mrs. King. She was silenced for violating Senate rules. There is no Senate rule against quoting Mrs. King.


4 posted on 02/08/2017 11:17:53 AM PST by Stosh
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To: TBP

Nice to see someone finally shut her piehole for her!


5 posted on 02/08/2017 11:18:52 AM PST by MeganC (BOYCOTT Nancy Pelosi's Auberge de Soleil!!! SHUT IT DOWN!!!)
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Tie her up and gag her like Bobby Seale at the Chicago Eight trial.


6 posted on 02/08/2017 11:19:13 AM PST by MUDDOG
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But but... she was only quoting a Disciple of Saint King.


7 posted on 02/08/2017 11:20:53 AM PST by Ray76 (DRAIN THE SWAMP)
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I believe that’s precisely the narrative Liawatha was setting the stage for. We know they didn’t cite Rule 19 because of King, but the MSM will frame it that way. When she kept repeating, “I can’t quote Coretta Scott King?”, over and over again, you could tell it was a setup.


8 posted on 02/08/2017 11:22:19 AM PST by MayflowerMadam (If you think the party that freed the slaves are the racist ones, you probably are a liberal.)
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The folks in my office are all outraged that “They wouldn’t let her speak! Can you believe the evil??”

Sigh. The one downside to working in beautiful DC.


9 posted on 02/08/2017 11:22:21 AM PST by freepertoo
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Interesting. Somebody is out after Elizabeth Warren. heh heh

I’m betting it is somebody with the initials HRC

First the polls showing she’s slipping and less popular than the MA R-Governor, and now this. Love it.


10 posted on 02/08/2017 11:23:43 AM PST by ladyjane
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When she kept repeating, “I can’t quote Coretta Scott King?”, over and over again, you could tell it was a setup.

Wonder who gets paid to come up with these scenarios for the drama-queen Dems.

11 posted on 02/08/2017 11:26:48 AM PST by madprof98
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NBC has a story stating Warren was silenced for quoting CSKing. That is false. She was silenced for impugning the motives of another Senator...Rule 19. No mention of Rule 19 in the story, NBC tries to make it appear racist. I loathe them.


12 posted on 02/08/2017 11:30:26 AM PST by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton)
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Liawatha doesn’t understand that the GOP did her a favor by preventing her from coming off as the deranged screeching crazy cat lady with the 15 concrete lawn ornaments and old car in the yard.


13 posted on 02/08/2017 11:30:32 AM PST by henkster
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Somebody forgot to change her diaper.


14 posted on 02/08/2017 11:32:40 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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It has to do with Senate decorum rules concerning slandering another Senator on the Senate floor.

She broke the rule.


15 posted on 02/08/2017 11:34:44 AM PST by Snowybear
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SHATTERED: Video of Coretta Scott King Thanking Jeff Sessions for Rosa Parks Library
True Pundit ^ | Feb. 8, 2017 | Admin. / FR Posted by HarleyLady27

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s racial stunt that sparked her removal from the senate floor Tuesday night proved even shorter than her time living in a teepee. (Excerpt) Read more at truepundit.com ...

16 posted on 02/08/2017 11:35:26 AM PST by Liz
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NBC has a story stating Warren was silenced for quoting CSKing. That is false. She was silenced for impugning the motives of another Senator...Rule 19. No mention of Rule 19 in the story, NBC tries to make it appear racist. I loathe them.

Don't you worry. If you and I see the truth, the truth is escaping. NBC has zero -- and I mean ZERO -- credibility any more.

17 posted on 02/08/2017 11:35:30 AM PST by Lazamataz ("Love Trumping Hate" sure involves a lot more assault and arson than I expected.)
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To: freepertoo

Popular delusions and the madness of crowds.


18 posted on 02/08/2017 11:37:51 AM PST by MUDDOG
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To: ichabod1
The Post's cause-and-effect sleight of hand with the headline reminds me of the classic example of faulty logic communicated with true propositions: "Milton was a blind poet who wrote Paradise Lost; then his wife died and he wrote Paradise Regained."
19 posted on 02/08/2017 11:39:17 AM PST by wetickel
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The only thing that Mrs. King brings to the discussion is her willful blindness in the face of her husband’s many, many, many sexual affairs.

She has no moral high ground and should not be used as a finger-wagging talking point.


20 posted on 02/08/2017 11:42:48 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Not tired of winning yet!)
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