Who knew that quoting a civil rights icon would elicit a Senate smackdown? But that's what happened to Elizabeth Warren, who was pretty much told to shut up and sit down
as she tried from the Senate floor to read a 1986 letter from Coretta Scott King, the widow of Martin Luther King Jr. The letter was critical of Sen. Jeff Sessions, then a nominee for a federal judgeship. Now he's the nominee for attorney general. King accused Sessions
of trying to stop black people from voting. When Warren read that section, her GOP colleagues howled and accused her of breaking an arcane rule that bars senators from trashing each other. Now Warren is barred from speaking from the floor for the rest of the debate on Session's nomination. #LetLizSpeak is trending.