Republicans silenced Elizabeth Warren because #ShePersisted in trying to tell the truth about Jeff Sessions. What is it about the truth conservatives have such a difficult time with accepting?
It’s a disturbing pattern. The White House has tried to shut off information by shutting down government websites and issuing orders to various agencies not to make comments (or, more likely, corrections). Now Republicans in Congress invoke an unusual maneuver to force her to sit down when she tries to repeat an unpleasant truth about an unpleasant Senator. Rule 19. So, he should be protected from his own history by an obscure rule that indicates, basically, that if one speaks truthfully about him it impugns his character? The truth impugns his character?
If speaking the truth about a person impugns the character of that person, neither the speaker nor the speech is the problem: it’s the person.
But this is the Republican way. If the truth makes one’s position less defensible attack the truth. But the truth doesn’t go away just because Republicans are willing to try to manipulate reality.
We need a new rule. If a person who currently works for government is nominated for a Cabinet position and accepts the nomination, they must resign their current position before their confirmation hearing begins. Sessions’ confirmation was scheduled AFTER De Vos’ confirmation so he could vote for her as Senator, THEN sit for his own – apparently carefully scripted – confirmation “hearing”.
What honest and honorable things are the Republicans doing that they dare not allow to be seen?
I’ll tell you this; it’s cowardly. If they have to lie about their nominee, how are they NOT confessing knowledge that their nominee can’t bear up under scrutiny?