Wednesday, February 8
Support Senator Elizabeth Warren's History Lesson on Jeff Sessions
On Tuesday night, Senator Warren announced via Twitter that Senate Democrats would be speaking through the night in opposition to Senator Jeff Sessions' nomination for Attorney General.
As reported in The Washington Post, Senator Warren attempted to read this letter from Coretta Scott King into the record, and was stopped by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who "said that she had breached Senate rules by reading past statements against Sessions from figures such as the late senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and the late Coretta Scott King....The Senate voted, 49 to 43, strictly on party lines, to uphold the ruling that Warren violated Rule 19 of the Senate that says senators are not allowed to “directly or indirectly, by any form of words impute to another Senator or to other Senators any conduct or motive unworthy or unbecoming a Senator.” Pursuant to that rule, Warren was ordered to sit down and forbidden from speaking during the remainder of the debate on the nomination of Sessions."
Action You Can Take Today
Whether you've already called 25 times or not, please call our Senators, Chuck Schumer (office locations here) and Kirsten Gillibrand (office locations here), who are pledged to vote NO and tell them THANK YOU and tell them you support their action against Sessions' nomination. You could even ask them to attempt to read Mrs. King's letter into the record, if that's still possible by the time you call. Consider sending a copy of Mrs. King's letter to those GOP Senators who are supporting Sessions.