Oh, the shenanigans continue.On Monday night, Democrats stayed up all night to delay a confirmation vote on Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s pick for education secretary. It was fruitless, because in the end she was confirmed — albeit with a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence.
But hey, why let a fruitless exercise stop you from being annoying a second time? So, once again, Senate Democrats staged an overnight
tantrum protest against the confirmation of Jeff Sessions for attorney general.
As Democrats held the Senate floor overnight to protest Sen. Jeff Sessions’s (R-Ala.) nomination to be attorney general, Warren quoted a 1986 letter that Coretta Scott King, the widow of Martin Luther King Jr., wrote opposing Sessions’s nomination for a federal judgeship at the time.
McConnell interrupted Warren, saying she had impugned another senator.“Sen. Warren was giving a lengthy speech. She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”
The Senate voted 49-43 along party lines to prevent Warren from speaking on the Senate floor for the remainder of debate on Sessions’s nomination.
But on social media, Warren backers turned McConnell’s criticism into a rallying cry, praising the Democrat for persisting despite GOP attempts to stop her from speaking.And just like that, Elizabeth Warren hatched a hashtag campaign and Twitter storm.
"She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted" sounds like a great new rallying cry for the feminist movement.
— Nisha Chittal (@NishaChittal) February 8, 2017
Where does one get the "she was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless she persisted" t-shirt?
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) February 8, 2017
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) February 8, 2017
— T. Fisher King (@T_FisherKing) February 8, 2017
Not exactly sure how being a PITA on the Senate floor conflates to fighting for racial equality, but hey, no one ever said there was any logic in “liberal logic.”
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]