Sen. Tom Udall reads Coretta Scott King letter after Sen. Elizabeth Warren was silenced

By Matt Hoffman for Veuer

Sen. Elizabeth Warren was silenced during her attempt to read Coretta Scott King's letter on the Senate floor Tuesday night, but just hours later, fellow Senators were able to read the letter.

Warren was formally silenced on Tuesday night by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. That was during a debate on the confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general (R-AL). Warren was reciting a 1986 letter criticizing Sessions written by Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King Jr.'s widow.

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It is demeaning to the memory of Coretta Scott King and harmful to the process for the Republicans to silence @SenWarren. #LetLizSpeak
The GOP is trying to silence @elizabethforma for speaking up about Sessions. We applaud her for speaking up for all… https://t.co/mQ4Q8VTJJp
My father worked with Martin Luther King. He wouldn't stand for the Senate's disrespect for Coretta Scott King. Nor should we. #LetLizSpeak
Mitch McConnell is playing the role of George Wallace tonight blocking the words of a black civil rights leader from the senate #letlizspeak
Senate GOP has now ruled that any Democrat who criticizes Sessions' record will be stripped of right to speak. It's… https://t.co/uYRtD6pGEC
Hiding from uncomfortable truths is WRONG #LetLizSpeak
Good thing two senators are debating on prime time while another one is silenced during an actual debate with consequences. #LetLizSpeak
This is about the people & families we represent. #LetLizSpeak https://t.co/4OkjXX49TT
This letter caused the GOP to silence @SenWarren tonight. Rt if you think they should #LetLizSpeak https://t.co/YSdugxE6Kr
You know you’re on the wrong side of history when you fear the words of Coretta Scott King! @SenateMajLdr #letlizspeak @SenWarren
THIS MATTERS: #letlizspeak
The country needs to galvanize and get McConnell out #LetLizSpeak
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The Massachusetts senator had been silenced based on a rule forbidding the impugning of another Senator.

On Wednesday morning, Democratic Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico gave it another shot, and he was allowed to read the letter in full.

In addition, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) all read from the letter on the floor.

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