#LetLiz Speak - Supports grows for Elizabeth Warren after Senate silencing

#LetLiz Speak - Supports grows for Elizabeth Warren after Senate silencing

The Democratic Senator was blocked from speaking about the nomination of Jeff Sessions for attorney general

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Following the controversial silencing in the US Senate, online support for Elizabeth Warren is growing. 

The Democratic senator from Massachusetts read out a letter from the widow of Martin Luther King, Coretta Scott King, as part of an argument against the nomination of Jeff Sessions for attorney general.

The letter, written in the 1980s, alleged that Sessions, then a federal prosecutor, had used his power to "chill the free exercise of the vote by black citizens."

An objection to the reading of this letter by Republican senator Mitch McConnell was put to a vote and carried, blocking Warren's protests. 

Instead, she read out the letter on a Facebook live stream, and soon, #LetLizSpeak was trending on Twitter. 

Support for the senator continues to grow, see some of the tweets here:

 

 

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