Trumpers: Do you 'get it'?
Are there no Republicans with a spine?
Jeff Sessions is a Southern Racist who will turn the clock back 150 years!
BRAVO to Senator Christ Murphy!
This is ridiculous.
Moments ago, Senate Republicans ruled that any Democrat who criticizes Jeff Sessions' record will be stripped of the right to speak as we discuss his potential confirmation to be Attorney General.
It all happened when Elizabeth Warren was reading a letter written by Coretta Scott King to the Judiciary Committee in 1986 during a debate on Jeff Sessions' nomination to serve as a federal judge.
Here's the text of Coretta Scott King's letter that Mitch McConnell didn't want anyone to hear.
I write to express my sincere opposition to the confirmation of Jefferson B. Sessions as a federal district court judge for the Southern District of Alabama. My professional and personal roots in Alabama are deep and lasting. 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. 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.
I regret that a long-standing commitment prevents me from appearing in person to testify against this nominee. However, I have attached a copy of my statement opposing Mr. Sessions' confirmation and I request that my statement as well as this be made a part of the hearing record.
I do sincerely urge you to oppose the confirmation of Mr. Sessions.
Let's make sure EVERYONE sees this before tomorrow's vote on Senator Sessions. Forward this email to 10 of your friends and sign my petition urging the Senate to vote NO on his nomination to serve as our next Attorney General.
Every best wish,
U.S. Senator, Connecticut