Elizabeth Warren “The View” Video: Watch Senator’s Interview On Being Silenced
Elizabeth Warren appeared on “The View” Wednesday to discuss getting silenced by the GOP in a stunning Senate hearing. Watch below.
As Gossip Cop reported, on Tuesday night Warren objected to the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as attorney general by reading a letter Coretta Scott King wrote about Sessions back in 1986 when she opposed him becoming a federal judge. But the Democratic senator was cut off on the Senate floor by Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who accused her of violating procedural rules against impugnment. Warrens was subsequently silenced and banned from speaking again in the ongoing debate.
Now appearing hours later on “The View” via satellite from Washington, D.C., Warren stated, “I did not think I was violating the rule of the Senate.” She explained the relevance of reading King’s letter, saying, “Coretta Scott King’s words are deeply moving. They are powerful, and they describe a moment in history in which Jeff Sessions was an active participant.”
“Republicans don’t want to hear it. They want to find a way to shut it down,” Warren told the co-hosts. Asked by guest panelist Reba McEntire if this would have happened if she was a man, the Massachusetts politician replied, “I can’t know, but I’ll tell you this: You’re reminded how hard the struggle is.”
Warren later said, “We have a Constitutional responsibility to debate and then advise and consent on this nominee, and the notion that this violates the rule [and] breaks decorum? No, it’s not about decorum. It’s a fact, and talking about those facts is what we should be doing on the United States Senate Floor.” She went on to encourage concerned constituents to continue “grassroots” actions to show “Democratic values.”
“It is a reminder that the character of this nation is not the character of its president. It is the character of its people,” she said. And of Sessions possibly getting confirmed, Warren added, “We may not be able to stop it, but I’ll tell you this: That does not mean we give up.”
As Gossip Cop reported, celebrities also reacted to Warren getting silenced. Check out the full “View” video below. UPDATE: Sessions was confirmed on Wednesday night.