Pointed out that Americans expect the Senate to engage in vigorous debate, that Warren had been censured for, of all things, reading the words of an honored leader of our own civil rights movement pertinent to the matter at hand. Then he read the letter in its entirety. Senate stops Elizabeth Warren from reading a letter from Coretta Scott King. Last night, during the Senate confirmation hearing of Senator Jefferson Beauregard “Jeff” Sessions III for Attorney General, Senator Elizabeth Warren attempted to read a letter that Coretta Scott King had written to the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1986 opposing Sessions’ nomination for a federal judgeship (which he did not get).
The first page of the letter appears above and the entire contents may be read here. King pretty plainly states that Sessions abused his position in an attempt to disenfranchise black voters: "Made Me Feel We Were Back in 1950s" Coretta Scott King Memoirist on Silencing of Elizabeth Warren. Coretta Scott King's 1986 statement and testimony on Jeff Sessions's U.S. District Court nomination in Alabama. Warren To Maddow: Redlined forattempting to read the words of Ms Coretta Scott King. Warren's full remarks on the floor of the United States Senate on February 7, 2017.
FNN: Bernie Sanders DEFENDS Elizabeth Warren, Reads Coretta Scott King Letter on Senate Floor. Elizabeth Warren Reacts to Being Silenced: The Daily Show.