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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Elizabeth Warren on the warpath

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Senate Republicans boost Elizabeth Warren’s run for the 2020 Dem nomination
"Say hello to the new superhero of the Democrats: Elizabeth Warren, cast for the role by Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans.  All is going according to plan.  By means of Republicans enforcing an old Senate rule on decorum, she has achieved martyr status, and in a party that worships victims, this could be the key to lining up donors, mailing lists, and momentum toward the nomination to run against Trump.
"The background, for those unfamiliar with the "gagging," as it is being called, is explained by Jordain Carey of The Hill:" . . .  Thomas Lifson

"Sen. Elizabeth Warren, trying to stake her claim as the left’s darling for purposes of the 2020 presidential race, was delivering a rant against her colleague, Sen. Jeff Sessions. Warren asserted that “to put Senator Sessions in charge of the Department of Justice is an insult to African-Americans.”
Image result for elizabeth warren pictures"To support this claim, roundly disputed by African-Americans who know Jeff Sessions, Warren resorted to quotes from 1986 when the Senate did not confirm the Alabama man as a federal district court judge.
"She cited Coretta Scott King who claimed that Sessions had “used the awesome power of his office to chill the free exercise of the vote by black citizens.” She also quoted Ted Kennedy who said that Sessions is “a disgrace to the Justice Department.”
"After the Kennedy quote, Sen. Steve Daines, who was presiding, warned Warren that she was violating Senate rules against disparaging the character of a fellow member. After the King quote, Majority Leader McConnell called for a vote on whether Warren was violating Senate rules." . . .

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