Fresh from failing to stop Betsy Devos from being confirmed as Secretary of Education, Senate Democrats proceeded to conduct another futile attempt to stop Sen. Jeff Sessions from becoming Attorney General. As Hot Air relates, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the firebrand liberal from Massachusetts, was on the Senate floor, using a letter from Coretta Scott King to attack Sessions’ character, by suggesting that the former Alabama Attorney General had used his office to suppress the black vote.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell arrived in the Senate chamber and reminded Warren that she was in breach of Senate Rule 19, which states, “No Senator in debate shall, 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.”.
Warren, attempting to ignore McConnell, persisted. The senate leader then asked the presiding officer, Sen. Steve Daines, R-Nebraska, to invoke subsection 4(a) of Rule 19 and order Sen. Warren to stop talking and take her seat, as she had persisted in violating Senate rules. McConnell had the rare pressure of telling Elizabeth Warren to sit down and shut up and to be obeyed.
Warren and her supporters were incandescent with rage on Twitter, claiming that the rascally Republicans were up to their old tricks again, telling an inconvenient woman to be silent. Warren tweeted, “Tonight @SenateMajLdr silenced Mrs. King's voice on the Sen floor - & millions who are afraid & appalled by what's happening in our country.”
Warren has other problems besides being forced to bow to Senate rules. Polling data suggests that she is in trouble in her home state, her reelect number below water. The numbers suggest that even voters in deep blue state Massachusetts are beginning to tire of Warren’s antics.
If the Republicans can find a suitable candidate, the former great left hope could be retired to the private sector she so fervently despises. With that in mind, one wonders if football great and Trump buddy Tom Brady can be persuaded to do the nation that service, fresh from his recent come from behind win at the Super Bowl. #sen elizabeth warren