Elizabeth Warren Shut Down by Rule 19

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On Tuesday evening, Elizabeth Warren came to the Senate Floor and attempted to read a 1986 Coretta Scott King letter written to Sen. Strom Thurmond criticizing Jeff Sessions, but she was shut down by “Rule 19.”

“The senator has impugned the motives and conduct of our colleague from Alabama,” McConnell said from the Senate floor. “I call the senator to order under the provisions of Rule 19.”

Under the Senate’s “Rule 19,” senators are not allowed to “directly or indirectly, by any form of words impute to another Senator or to other Senators any conduct or motive unworthy or unbecoming a Senator.”

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