The final vote on Jeff Sessions's nomination as U.S. Attorney General is scheduled to take place Wednesday evening.
His nomination has been highly controversial and widely protested, especially since a letter written [years ago] by Coretta Scott King [about him] resurfaced.
Senator Elizabeth Warren was reading the letter in front of the Senate, but was eventually barred from continuing by majority leader Mitch McConnell, who said she was in violation of rule 19.
This is part of Senate rule 19 that GOP says Warren broke when reading Coretta Scott King's words against Jeff Sessions; Warren now silenced pic.twitter.com/hh0o8ZOXGz— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) February 8, 2017
You can read Coretta Scott King's letter about Jeff Sessions below.
What do you think about all of this?
The rare rule invoked by McConnell against Warren allowed him to legally call "speaking out against racism" as "unbecoming of a senator."— Not Alt Thom Dunn (@thomdunn) February 8, 2017