On Tuesday night, Senator Elizabeth Warren took to the floor of the Senate to give a speech opposing the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as attorney general.
But Warren’s speech came to an abrupt end when she was silenced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for attempting to read a letter penned in 1986 by Coretta Scott King, activist and wife of MLK, to oppose Sessions’ appointment to a federal judgeship.
McConnell prohibited Warren from reading the letter on the grounds that it “impugned the motives and conduct” of Sen. Sessions. Read more
Bernie Sanders and other Dem senators read the same letter that Elizabeth Warren was silenced for, daring the Republicans to do the same to them. Then called out Republicans for the double standard when they didn’t AND IT WAS GLORIOUS!
If you’re on this website (or a human alive today) there’s a really good chance you’re afraid to call your Senator/Representative because you don’t know how the phone call will go. We’re trying to remove some of the mystery around calling your elected representative to show you a few different examples of first time callers leaving a comment with their Congressional office. It’s so easy!
On this call, you see Victoria learning that sometimes you have to call a few different offices to get through. You should also know that if you’re not calling from a big state like New York or California, you’re much less likely to have this problem. Either way, on average even the long calls take less than five minutes. Just make sure you call during standard work hours. Take a bathroom break to make the call if you have to. Promise it won’t take too long.
Having exhausted all other options, Democrats in the Senate announced Monday afternoon they will hold the floor all night to draw attention to the looming confirmation vote for Trump’s secretary of education nominee Betsy DeVos.
“Democrats will hold the floor for the next 24 hours, until the final vote, to do everything we can to persuade just one more Republican to join us,” Sen. Patty Murray of Washington said, reported the Hill.Read more
The Senate is holding their final vote for DeVos right now. All the Dems have assured their constituents that they’ll vote NO and two Reps have publicly denounced her. It’s up to 1 vote… I can’t watch.
These are the names of the Republican Senators who voted to change the Senate rules to appease Trump and force through the confirmation of anti-choice ideologue Neil Gorsuch. The resistance will NEVER forget.
Bernie Sanders took center stage Wednesday during the Senate confirmation hearing for Jeff Sessions as attorney general, first slamming the Senate for silencing fellow Senator Elizabeth Warren, then reading the Coretta Scott King letter she was barred from reading.
Sanders called the Senate’s censure of Warren “an outrage” and stated that “all points of view” must be heard on the matter, People reported.
He then read the 1986 letter King penned in an attempt to stop Jeff Sessions from being appointed to a federal judgeship. Read more