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Did Elizabeth Warren deserve to be silenced by the Senate?

Elizabeth Warren deserved to be silenced

Elizabeth Warren rebuke is unmerited

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Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren deserved to be rebuked and silenced by the U.S. Senate after she violated one of its rules. Though she was warned repeatedly to stop reading from historical letters that attacked Senator Jeff Sessions' morals and conduct, she continued to question him as Trump's pick for U.S. Attorney General. In doing so, writes Brian Darling of the Conservative Review, Warren disparaged his character on the Senate floor, which is in breach of the Senate rule and justifies punishment.

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The Senate vote was not justified to invoke Senate Rule 19 against Senator Elizabeth Warren for impugning another senator.  Warren was barred from speaking on the Senate floor as punishment for reading from old letters that spoke against U.S. Attorney nomimee Jeff Sessions. Silencing Warren was a double standard, writes Eric Badner of CNN, as two fellow male democratic senators read aloud from the same letters without any rebuke. Badner also says that Republican senators have said much worse of colleagues, with no repurcussions.

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