Warren Claimed That Republicans Silenced Mrs King’s Voice On Senate Floor… Except They Allowed Her To Read Letter

Warren Claimed That Republicans Silenced Mrs Kings Voice On Senate Floor Except They Allowed Her To Read Letter

Since being shut down on the congressional floor earlier this week, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has maintained that her Republican peers barred her from speaking further so as to prevent her from reading a letter Coretta Scott King wrote 30 years ago.

This is a bold-faced lie.

According to CNS News, “She had already finished reading King’s letter in its entirety — and had been warned once before about Senate rules — when (Senate Majority Leader Mitch) McConnell” shut her down by invoking Senate rule 19, which essentially forbids a senator from talking trash about a peer.

Yet this fact has not stopped Warren from using Facebook to claim otherwise, telling her three million followers, “The Republicans took away my right to read this letter on the floor — so I’m right outside, reading it now”:

What a lying hack.

Early reports were confused about whether the liberal senator, who is considered by many a contender for the 2020 Democrat presidential nomination, read King’s entire letter or merely portions on the Senate floor, but regardless, her claim that the Senate had somehow stolen her rights from her was bogus — she was silenced for conduct in violation of Senate rules, not for reading.

McConnell used Senate rule 19 against the Massachusetts senator and pretended Native American because she had repeatedly impugned then-attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions’s character, first calling him a racist and then a disgrace.

“He made derogatory and racist comments that should have no place in our justice system,” she had said, as noted by The Hill. “To put Sen. Sessions in charge of the Department of Justice is an insult to African-Americans.”

She had then reportedly quoted a 1986 speech from the late Sen. Ted Kennedy in which he had referred to Sessions as a “throwback to a shameful era” and a “disgrace” to the Justice Department.

Warren reportedly also read portions from King’s letter wherein she had accused Sessions of using “the awesome power of his office to chill the free exercise of the vote by black citizens in the district he now seeks to serve as federal judge.”

As noted by The Daily Wire, these were not necessarily fair reasons to silence the senator. What is fair, however, is to point out that Warren’s attempt to act as if she never had a chance to read King’s letter is a despicable lie.

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Source: conservativetribune.com