The Senate Republican shut-down of Sen. Elizabeth Warren's speech referencing this 1986 letter written by Coretta Scott King opposing Sen. Jeff Sessions' federal judge nomination completely backfired: the Senate floor action went viral and the Internet isn't letting up. What's even more troubling is the apparent sexist undertone. Prior to her speech, other Democratic colleagues, including Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Tom Udall, read from the same letter. In explaining the silencing of Sen. Warren, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell practically handed her and millions of women across the country a rally cry: "She was warned, she was given an explanation, nevertheless, she persisted."
Bottom line: debate is essential for a working democracy.