Jeff Sessions was confirmed, as we all knew he would be. The man, who because of allegations of racism, was not fit to be a federal district judge in 1986, is our new Attorney General. The entire Trump administration is a throwback to a disgraceful era that we thought was in our past.
“She Was Warned. She was Given an Explanation. Nevertheless, She Persisted.” ~Mitch McConnell
Elizabeth Warren, (a woman), was silenced by Mich McConnell (a man) for reading a letter written by Coretta Scott King (Martin Luther King Jr’s widow) about Jeff Sessions.
Bernie Sanders (a man) stepped in to read the same letter for Elizabeth Warren, who had been barred from speaking at the hearing. He read the letter without interruption.
“It is unconscionable that Republican Leader Mitch McConnell silenced Sen. Elizabeth Warren because she read a letter from one of the great civil rights leaders, Coretta Scott King, in opposition to Jeff Sessions. When I read the same letter, no one prevented me from speaking. And when I asked to enter the entire text into the record, nobody objected. Sen. McConnell owes Sen. Warren an apology and of course she should participate in this important debate. In the U.S. Senate, you don’t ban a senator from engaging in debate. Donald Trump and Republicans are quickly moving us in an un-American and authoritarian direction. This cannot be allowed to take place in the Senate.” ~ Senator Bernie Sanders
The exteme and bizarre turn of events in Washington over the past two and a half weeks seem surreal. As many have said, it’s like we are in the fictional dystopian society of George Orwell, but this is really happening. We really have no choice but to follow Elizabeth Warren’s lead—and persist.
February 9, 2017