Sen. Warren, please shut up.
In case you missed it, after she read negative quotes from Sen. Ted Kennedy and Coretta Scott King about Jeff Sessions, Republicans in the Senate voted along party lines to officially block Elizabeth Warren from commenting at all during the rest of Sessions' hearings (see video here).
The maneuver they pulled, invoking Senate Rule XIX—a rule from 1903, which, among other things, bars senators from "imputing" other senators—would seem to not apply here. The Senate was not discussing Sessions' merits as a senator but rather as a nominee for attorney general, as Sen. Chris Murphy pointed out. Still, when Republicans control the Senate, there seems to be not much that can be done in opposition.
That's the key point. Rules against criticizing other Senators cannot apply when you are DEBATING THE NOMINATION OF A SENATOR! https://t.co/mLQqP7z14d— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) February 8, 2017