Nevertheless, she persisted
In an interview with the Boston Globe, Sen. Elizabeth Warren claimed Sen. Mitch McConnell won’t even say hello to her after she violated Senate rules during floor debate over the confirmation of Attorney General, Jeff Sessions.
According to the Globe:
“I’ve spoken to him, but he has not spoken to me,” Warren said, laughing in a disbelieving way, shaking her head. “I say hello to Mitch every chance I get, and he turns his head.”
In February, Senate Majority Leader McConnell invoked scarcely used Rule 19, which prohibits the impugning of other Senators during floor debate. During the Sessions Confirmation debate, Warren read a letter penned by Coretta Scott King (widow of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) in opposition to then Senator Sessions. McConnell invoked Rule 19, Warren kept reading, McConnell said “Nevertheless, she persisted”, neo-feminists received a new rally cry and flocked to tattoo studios to have McConnell’s words inked into their skin, Warren fundraised, and Sessions was still confirmed.
A spokesman for McConnell said he’d never witnessed the Majority Leader snubbing Sen. Warren:
Don Stewart, a spokesman for McConnell, said he couldn’t comment on Warren’s claims. “I’ve never witnessed that and have never seen her approach him so I’m afraid I can’t be much help,” he said.
But victimhood is good for fundraising.
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