Senate Silences Elizabeth Warren By Invoking Rule 19 – Joe Walsh

Senate Silences Elizabeth Warren By Invoking Rule 19

U.S. Senate


To say that McConnell shut Warren down because she broke the rules is hypocritical. Trump breaks the rules every day. It’s why I like him.

The Senate voted late Tuesday to tell Sen. Elizabeth Warren to sit down — and shut up.

The Republican-controlled chamber voted 49-43 to uphold a ruling that the Massachusetts Democrat violated Senate rules that prohibit impugning another senator as she delivered a lengthy speech against the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as the nation’s attorney general.

The rare rebuke against Warren, a hero on the left, added another extraordinary layer of tension in the contentious battle to install Sessions at the Justice Department and the broader fight over President Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees.

And rather than quieting Warren, the episode sparked by a dispute over arcane Senate rules only served to elevate her cause.

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