What a difference two years makes.  Back in 2017, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was on the floor of the U.S. Senate reading a 1986 letter from Coretta Scott King opposing the nomination of Jeff Sessions to a federal judgeship.

It was one of Warren’s contributions to the debate in the Senate over President Trump’s nomination of Sen. Sessions for attorney general.

Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT), who was presiding over the Senate at the time, objected to the reading of the letter, stating that it impugned the character of another member of the Senate, which is against Senate rules. A short time later, Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke during the debate, agreeing with Daines.

In spite of Warren’s objections, she was prevented from reading the letter on the floor of the Senate and was forbidden to take part in future floor debates about Sessions. She later read it just outside the Senate on Facebook.

“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted,” said McConnell at the time.

Democrats and the mainstream media were outraged. A woman in the minority had been “silenced” by powerful men.  In addition to the media running defense for Warren, “she persisted” turned into a popular Democrat/feminist rallying cry. #LetLizSpeak and #ShePersisted were viral hashtags. A year later, “She persisted” was even the theme for women’s history month.

Some women even got “She persisted” tattoos.

Over two years after the controversy, Warren is selling “She persisted” merch on her campaign website.

Now let’s contrast Warren’s star treatment after being rebuked in the Senate to the nasty scolding Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) received from Democrats, Never Trumpers, and the mainstream media after she persisted in trying to ask questions of Marie Yovanovitch Friday over House Intel Committee Chair Adam Schiff’s objections.

For a good visual of what happened, here’s video of Schiff gaveling down Stefanik, and Stefanik and Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) objecting:

The optics were terrible. You had Schiff, the most powerful man on the House Intel Committee, trying to silence a female member of the minority party on national TV. Nunes even pointed it out, accusing him of “gagging” Stefanik.

Instead of praising Stefanik for persisting and instead of slamming Schiff for shouting down a woman, Democrats and the MSM led the Twitter pile-on, accusing Nunes and Stefanik of breaking House rules, with some suggesting they staged the incident to make Democrats look bad.

The Washington Post‘s Aaron Blake:

Politico‘s Kyle Cheney:

CNN “fact checker” Daniel Dale:

The Daily Beast‘s Jackie Kucinich:

Never Trumper Tom Nichols:

Democratic strategist Adam Parkhomenko:

Republicans were quick to point out to these same people how starkly different their treatment was of Warren and other Democratic women in similar situations vs. their treatment of Stefanik:

Here’s another important point to make in pointing out the media/left’s double standards in how they treat women in politics: “Republican” George Conway, who called Stefanik “trash” over the weekend and helped circulate a fake picture of her pointing her middle finger during the hearings, will still be a Dem/media darling and invited on all the shows and to all the cool cocktail parties:

I’m so old that I remember when men silencing women and calling them “trash” was considered sexism worthy of condemnations. I guess those rules are waived when the woman is a Republican.

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —

 
 
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