Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was cut off from speaking on the floor of the U.S. Senate after she spoke out about the racist past of Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) claimed that Warren “impugns the motives and conduct” of Sessions when she said he “used the awesome power of his office to chill the free exercise of the vote.”
Warren pointed out that she was quoting civil rights icon Coretta Scott King, who opposed Sessions nomination to the federal court in 1986.
McConnell ignored her, and had her microphone cut off as the Republican majority continued to use thug tactics in the U.S. Senate.
WATCH: Republicans Censor Senator Elizabeth Warren In Floor Speech On Sessions
From King’s letter:
“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,” King wrote in the cover page of her nine-page letter opposing Sessions’s nomination, which failed. “Mr. Sessions has used the awesome powers of his office in a shabby attempt to intimidate and frighten elderly black voters. For this reprehensible conduct, he should not be rewarded with a federal judgeship.”
Sessions was denied that federal judgeship, but is now likely to become the head of the entire Department of Justice under Donald Trump.