Last night Senator Elizabeth Warren attempted to read a 1986 letter by Coretta Scott King— the widow of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. — condemning Sessions’ nomination for a federal judgeship in 1986. The letter detailed how Sessions, who served as a prosecutor in Alabama, used his power to prevent black people from voting.

Warren was silenced by senate republicans, lead by Mitch McConnell (precious little baby snowflake), using an arcane rule, to make the hearing a safe place for them.

McConnell, later, remarked of Warren, “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”

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