Tag: Elizabeth Warren

Black Woman Senator Publicly Cut Off For Second Time in Two Weeks

During former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before Congress last week, a Twitter user jokingly tweeted: “It’s Sen Harris’s turn to question Comey…wonder if she’ll get through questioning without a male colleague telling her to be more polite.” The comment referenced the treatment of Sen. Kamala Harris during a Senate…

Woman Faces Prison Time for Laughing at Jeff Sessions

For activist Desiree Fairooz, laughter is the crime that would get her arrested. During the introduction of then Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions at his Senate confirmation hearing on January 10,Fairooz laughed when Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) said Sessions had a record of “treating all Americans equally under the law”…

Jeff Sessions Confirmed as Next U.S. Attorney General

In a 52-47 vote late Wednesday, largely along party lines, the U.S. Senate confirmed Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as the nation’s next attorney general. Despite strong opposition from lawmakers, citizens and civil rights groups across the spectrum from the NAACP to the HRC and ACLU Sessions will lead the U.S….

Mitch McConnell to Elizabeth Warren: Shut Up, Sit Down

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) held the Senate floor Tuesday to make remarks on the pending appointment of U.S. Attorney General nominee Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions from Alabama. When Warren began reading a recently uncovered letter written by the late Coretta Scott King in 1986, Republican senators shut her down….