silencing dissent

Elizabeth Warren was shut down on the Senate floor as she quoted the writing of Coretta Scott King about Jeff Sessions, who has been nominated for attorney general of the United States. Mitch McConnell invoked a rule of the Senate which deemed the widow’s words unsuitable for senators’ ears. Senator Warren is banned from uttering another word during the 30 hours remaining in the confirmation hearings.

Republicans have made themselves into the perfect example of the blind, deaf, and tongue-tied, who refuse to see evil or hear evil but who speak nothing but evil.

Warren, who refuses to be silenced, read the letter outside the senate chamber.

 

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2 thoughts on “silencing dissent

  1. This made me very angry and upset. The Republicans in the Senate are the biggest cowards I have ever seen. unbelievable . . . again!

    • The fact that they are trying to control information and communication is very frightening to me. The unchecked authoritarianism should frighten even the supporters of the administration.

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