Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton lauded Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday for continuing to speak against the confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general, joining a social media chorus in using Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s words against him.
The GOP-controlled Senate voted along party lines Wednesday evening to stop Warren (D-Mass.) from speaking because she had violated the chamber’s rules that prohibit impugning another senator. Warren was delivering remarks attacking Sessions (R-Ala.), President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Justice, by reading aloud a letter written by Coretta Scott King in 1986, opposing Sessions appointment to a federal judgeship.
“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”
So must we all.https://t.co/JXROGHPNkH
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 8, 2017