As the senate democrats continue to fight for what they believe to be right, Sen. Elizabeth Warren deceived to take things a step further. That planned seemed to backfire though, because she was warned, silenced, and asked to sit down. Senator Elizabeth Warren wanted to add some facts about Sen. Jeff Sessions to the debate about his nomination for attorney general. 

She first read a quote from Senator Ted Kennedy. She was stopped and warned about the direction she was going in. Then she moved on to a letter written by Coretta Scott King. King wrote the letter in 1986. Jeff Sessions was nominated for the federal bench and was denied confirmation, due to racist remarks and prejudice behaviors. Senator Warren began reading the letter and was stopped, then the house took a vote. Afterwards Senator Warren was asked to take her seat. 

She fought her case by stating.

“I’m reading a letter from Coretta Scott King to the Judiciary Committee from 1986 that was admitted into the record,”
Senator Steve Danes (R) Montana  argues that she broke rule number XIX of the Senate, which is.

 “no Senator in debate shall, 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 majority leader Mitch McConnell said. 

“She was warned, she was given an explanation,”  He said of Warren. “Nevertheless, she persisted.”

Senator Warrens continues to argue her case by saying.

“I’m simply reading what she (Coretta Scott King) wrote about what the nomination of Jeff Sessions to be a federal court judge meant and what it would mean in history for her.”
Four male senate democrats read the same letter aloud without being told to be quiet, or sit down. 

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