"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like trying to administer medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine
A few days ago, on February 7, 2017, Senator Elizabeth Warren was testifying against the nomination of Jeff sessions for Attorney General of the United States. Her speech was only one of many that night, all testifying against Jeff Sessions’ nomination.
Part of her speech was an excerpt from a letter written by the now late, Coretta Scott King. Mrs. King testified in 1986 against the nomination of Jeff Sessions as a Federal Judge. Part of the speech was “Not appealing” to Republican ears, so they decided to basically shut Senator Warren's speech down.
It started off with a warning as she was reading from the letter. The Senator was told to not impugned another Senator. The warning was over with quickly and she was allowed to continue reading. It wasn’t until the Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, decided to shut her down completely, saying she broke senate rule 19 that her speech became an issue. The Senate then quickly took a vote, and she was asked to sit down.
My opinion on this?
BULLSHIT! What is the point of having a Senate hearing if you can’t present facts that support your idea! Poor Republicans, they couldn’t stand to hear that the Senator from Alabama was being exposed by not only the late Coretta Scott King, but by “Pocahontas,” the nickname for Senator Warren.
See, these are just the kind of things that really tick me off about American politics. When a party has the majority, either of the House or the Senate, they act as if rules only apply to the minority party, in some cases making up rules as they go along! Both Democrats and Republicans have a tendency of striping hearings of the rules when they testify only to apply them with excessive force when their rival party is prepared to speak.
This is complete and utter fascism. They are overstepping their power to force their agenda on others. I made a video where I talk more of this situation. See the link below. - Lexa Moon