Ever since last month’s inauguration, Senate Democrats have been pulling out all the stops to obstruct the confirmation of Trump’s cabinet nominees.
One such nominee is Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions. Liberal interest groups and politicians have wasted no time in branding Sessions as a radical racist xenophobe, cut from the same cloth as Alabama’s past outspoken segregationist Governor George Wallace (whom they seem to have conveniently forgotten was actually a Democrat).
Don’t believe me? Just ask the absolutely cringeworthy protestors, dressed as klansmen at his confirmation hearing.
As Sessions’ confirmation has advanced, Senate Democrats have continued looking for ways to filibuster, block, and prevent a full vote on his nomination to U.S. Attorney General.
On Tuesday night, Senate proceedings got especially heated when Senator Elizabeth Warren decided to attack Jeff Sessions using a 1986 letter from Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King’s widow.
Since the letter was directed at fellow Senator Jeff Sessions, the Senate chair ruled that Warren’s reading violated Senate Rule 19. Without overwhelming you with details, the rule states that a senator must not “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.”
As you would expect, the left lambasted Senate Republicans for “silencing Warren” and banning the words of Coretta Scott King from the Senate floor. And of course, the major news networks didn’t waste any time in shamelessly defending Warren’s behavior.
But there’s more to this story than meets the eye.
Coretta Scott King’s letter was a well-penned opposition to Jeff Sessions from the 80’s, when he was nominated as a district court judge. However, what you won’t hear liberal groups talk about is how Coretta Scott King herself gave a speech thanking Jeff Sessions for helping create a library dedicated to the life and legacy of civil rights icon Rosa Parks.
The kicker? Coretta Scott King’s speech wasn’t made in 1986. It’s from 2000. That’s right. Coretta Scott King wrote a letter against Jeff Sessions in 1986, but delivered heartfelt gratitude to him for helping honor a civil rights icon in 2000.
Odds that Elizabeth Warren or any Senate Democrats will read Coretta Scott King’s thanks to Jeff Session on the Senate floor? Zero.