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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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To: wetickel

If Mrs. Milton was anything like Mrs. Socrates.


21 posted on 02/08/2017 11:47:39 AM PST by MUDDOG
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To: TBP

She is a sneaky lying B—tch. If she went unchallenged then any senator could disrespect any other senator by simply quoting someone. She knew the rules and tried to get around them. It is people like Warren, Booker, Reid, Waters, Pelosi,etc who had totally destroyed the political conversation in this country.


22 posted on 02/08/2017 11:49:10 AM PST by falcon99
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To: TBP

Rule 19 is a counterweight to the rule, in law, that otherwise defamatory statements are privileged when made by legislators during legislative debates. Congress doesn’t want members taking advantage of this immunity to slander each other, so such statements have been made a violation of Congress’s own rules. Quoting defamatory statements by somebody else - even Coretta Scott King — is no exception.


23 posted on 02/08/2017 11:54:30 AM PST by jumpingcholla34
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To: All

That is Iron eyes Cody , Sicilian American actor specializing in portraying native Americans


24 posted on 02/08/2017 11:58:17 AM PST by SteveH
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To: TBP
Cleverest Headline Of The Year:

Elizabeth Warren Gets Mitchslapped

http://hotair.com/archives/2017/02/08/elizabeth-warren-gets-mitchslapped/


25 posted on 02/08/2017 11:59:56 AM PST by Iron Munro (If Illegals voted Rebublican 66 Million Democrats Would Be Screaming "Build The Wall!")
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To: TBP

Fauxahontas once again proving what at NAAAAAAAsteeeeee
Woman she is. We all know how much her “Nasty Woman Vote”” speeches worked out for Cankles, don’t we? LMAO.


26 posted on 02/08/2017 12:03:37 PM PST by RooRoobird20 ("Democrats haven't been this angry since Republicans freed the slaves.")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
 photo warren batshit crazy_zps6iirwpgh.jpg

27 posted on 02/08/2017 12:04:10 PM PST by Dick Bachert (de)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

28 posted on 02/08/2017 12:05:49 PM PST by bankwalker (groupthink is dangerous ...)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Is that the guy who cried on that commercial from the 70s? Iron Eyes Cody is actually a Sicilian-American who played the part of Native Americans. Soooo technically, that is a white dude cause his parents were Sicilian immigrants (Italian).


29 posted on 02/08/2017 12:08:18 PM PST by VaeVictis (~Woe to the Conquered~)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

The actor who played the Indian from that old commercial was a white man, both of whose parents were born in Italy. He is no more “native” than is Senator Warren.


30 posted on 02/08/2017 12:08:24 PM PST by Wallace T.
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To: henkster

It’s disgraceful this moonbat is an actual Senator. She always looks like she’s one pill shy on her medication.


31 posted on 02/08/2017 12:09:20 PM PST by ProudDeplorable
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To: Liz

“...even shorter than her time living in a teepee.” The only Tee pee she ever saw was after drinking a lot of iced tea. It was “Tea pee.”


32 posted on 02/08/2017 12:09:23 PM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: bankwalker
A tribute to Chief Jay Strongbow
33 posted on 02/08/2017 12:11:08 PM PST by bankwalker (groupthink is dangerous ...)
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To: Lazamataz

Does NBC stand for the National Biscuit Company or the National Bull-shit Consortium?


34 posted on 02/08/2017 12:11:46 PM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: TBP

However the senate leadership chooses to word it, I heard them say, “Shut the f*ck up, you miserable bastard!”.


35 posted on 02/08/2017 12:14:08 PM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: VaeVictis

LOL. Then its a perfect picture for Liz.


36 posted on 02/08/2017 12:17:10 PM 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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To: TBP

Hey Nineteen


37 posted on 02/08/2017 12:42:18 PM PST by keving (We the People)
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To: TBP

Don’t underestimate the rage of scorned feminazi fangtooth carpet munchers. She is angry with the world, with men and with herself for being an angry shrew.


38 posted on 02/08/2017 12:53:03 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: willing and eager allies of the hate-America left.)
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To: TBP
"I knock moccasins with squaw in 1876." Indians circling wagon photo: Indians 2 indians.gif "Heap bad medicine."
39 posted on 02/08/2017 1:03:46 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers, all armed conservatives)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Silencing Italians? The pic is “Iron Eyes” Cody, an Italian dressed up as a wahoo. Made a good living at it for many years.


40 posted on 02/08/2017 1:33:03 PM PST by GoldenPup
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