Dear Commons Community,
In 1986, Coretta Scott King prepared a 10-page letter urging Congress to reject Jeff Sessions’ nomination to be a federal judge. The letter from King to the Senate Judiciary Committee is credited in helping to block the confirmation of Sessions for the federal judgeship.
Tuesday evening Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren was silenced while reading the same letter from Coretta Scott King on the Senate floor in opposition to Jeff Sessions’ nomination as attorney general. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell invoked Rule 19, which forbids speaking ill of other senators. Sessions was confirmed for attorney general.
A sad state of affairs!