“Nevertheless, she persisted”


Last night on the Senate floor Senator Elizabeth Warren was silenced by Senator Mitch McConnell as she tried to read the letter that Corretta Scott King wrote in 1986 criticizing Jeff Sessions and his treatment of African Americans in Alabama using his power as a Judge there.

In defiance, Oregon (yay) Senator Jeff Merkley took it upon himself to read the letter . He was allowed to read it in it’s entirety.

If anyone wonders why  millions of women were in the streets marching on January 21st, this is exactly why.


“Sen. Warren was giving a lengthy speech,” he said. “She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.” – Mitch McConnell

Indeed. Thanks for the new rallying cry!



5 thoughts on ““Nevertheless, she persisted”

      1. You know, when I was at school I thought all of this stuff was well behind us. It astonishes me that I was so wrong and that the situation, thirty years after leaving school, seems to be getting worse . I’m speaking of here and around the world. My thinking is much more negative since Trump arrived on the scene as he is emboldening some nasty people. It scares me.

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        1. I agree. I think that here in the U.S. sexism has been really bad all along but now it is coming to the surface. And to see it displayed so blatantly on the Senate floor is a disgrace! I think (I hope) that the days of Mitch McConnell and his ilk and the “Grand Old Party” good old boys are over. This shit just is not going to fly anymore.

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