It’s outrageous that Senator Elizabeth Warren is being silenced by Republicans and Sen. Mitch McConnell for quoting the great Coretta Scott King. The suggestion that the reciting of her words is an attack on a Senator is outrageous.
It’s shameful that Senate Republicans are demeaning the process.
Here is the letter Elizabeth Warren was not allowed to read aloud:
I write to express my sincere opposition to the confirmation of Jefferson B. Sessions as a federal disctrict 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 offie 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 letter be made a party of the hearing record.
I do sincerely urge you to oppose the confirmation of Mr. Sessions.
Sincerely, Coretta Scott King