Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took to the Senate floor Tuesday to order Senator Elizabeth Warren to sit down after she read from a 1986 letter written by Coretta Scott King opposing Jeff Sessions’ nomination to a federal judgeship.
In his remarks, McConnell noted that Warren had been warned but “nevertheless, she persisted.”
The initial warning came after Warren quoted the late Senator Ted Kennedy. Kennedy offered a fierce condemnation of Sessions during his 1986 confirmation hearing, calling him “a throwback to a shameful era.”
Here’s the 1986 statement that drew a warning after Warren read it on the floor of the Senate: