- Errol Louis: McConnell's silencing of Elizabeth Warren delivered a rallying point to Democrats
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Errol Louis is the host of "Inside City Hall," a nightly political show on NY1, a New York all-news channel. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)The effort by Republican leaders to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday was a Pyrrhic victory -- a short-term win within the Senate chamber. But it has also given Warren and the Democrats a rallying point from which to defy the Trump administration -- not just on the Jeff Sessions confirmation, but on others to come -- and to paint the GOP as hostile to civil rights.