Apparently quoting from a 10 year old letter is a penalty worth gagging on.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren has earned a rare rebuke by the Senate for quoting Coretta Scott King on the Senate floor.
The Massachusetts Democrat ran afoul of the chamber's arcane rules by reading a three-decade-old letter from Dr. Martin Luther King's widow that dated to Sen. Jeff Sessions' failed judicial nomination three decades ago.[..]
Quoting King technically put Warren in violation of Senate rules for "impugning the motives" of Sessions, though senators have said far worse stuff. And Warren was reading from a letter that was written 10 years before Sessions was even elected to the Senate.
Still, top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell invoked the rules. After a few parliamentary moves, the GOP-controlled Senate voted to back him up.
Now, Warren is forbidden from speaking again on Sessions' nomination. A vote on Sessions is expected Wednesday evening.
Democrats pointed out that McConnell didn't object when Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, called him a liar in a 2015 dustup.
So here we have the part of "unity" right? All the calls about how we were going to "come together" after tRump was elected, live and let live, respect other views, bring america together.
Really, what do you expect from a party that uses every opportunity to disenfranchise voters, repress minorities and destroy the middle class? Yes, reading a LETTER from Coretta King was more offensive than being called a liar. REALLY McConnell? So here we have the new union. Better, greater than before. Ready to work together.
Actually it's more of a swamp than ever before. Between the lies, the denials, the complete lack of ethics the government is now more vile than any time in the past. I would say the civil war was probably more civil than this. Still, it's what voters wanted and thus it's what they're going to get. Here, have some: Fuck you cocksucking GOP dicktards, fuck you and your "values", your limited horizons and your vision of a white, aging, evangelical america. Fuck you sideways with a rusty spoon.
Now, are we friends yet?