Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) interrupted Warren while was reading the letter, saying she had the potential to be in violation of a Senate rule that states senators can't charge fellow senators with "conduct or motive unworthy of becoming a senator". During this time, Warren read from a letter that Martin Luther King Jr.'s widow, civil rights activist Coretta Scott King, wrote 30 years ago to oppose Sessions when he was nominated at the time to be a federal judge. But Warren herself remained resolutely positive about the outcome: "Millions of people are now reading Coretta Scott King's letter", she told Noah, calling the aftermath a recipe for "a better democratic conversation". That effectively prevented Warren from talking any further about the Sessions nomination on the Senate floor. California Sen. Kamala Harris posted photos of women leaders such as Warren, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and former Texas legislator Wendy Davis with these words on the photos: "She was warned".
A vote by the full Senate on Sessions' confirmation is expected later today.
Decorum historically rules the day in the Senate - but Democrats quickly pointed out that Republicans like Texas Sen.
What stood out most to Warren, however, was the way McConnell and his party defended Sessions.
"Sen. Warren was giving a lengthy speech. I thought Coretta Scott King's letter to the United States Senate about that was absolutely relevant", she said.
"You notice the Republicans are not saying, 'Hey, those aren't the facts, ' or, 'Something has changed, ' or, 'He did all these other things afterward, '" Warren said. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., "selective enforcement".
He then asked for a series of roll-call votes to formally rebuke Warren and silence her for the remainder of the debate which ended with Session's confirmation as Attorney General. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., mentioned how Sessions could influence racial issues as attorney general.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accused Sen.