Princess Fauxcahontas, or as she is known by her government name, Senator Elizabeth Warren, in early prep for her 2020 presidential run, thought she would make a big scene, by violating Senate Rule 19.
Basically, one senator can’t stand up in the Senate and talk smack about another senator, making claims about things they may or may not have done, as a way of questioning their integrity.
If someone sets about to violate Senate Rule 19, the Senate can vote to shut that mess down, with no exceptions!
And that is just what they did with Warren.
Of course, the usual leftist grievance mongers are up in arms, howling over the unfairness of life, and how Warren was treated shabbily.
The facts are, she set herself up. Neither her gender nor the “D” after her name give her special rights, apart from what any other senator is subject to.
Of those who spoke up, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) gave one of the most mature, passionate defenses of implementing the rule with Senator Warren.
Some excellent parts from Rubio’s speech include:
I want people to think about our politics here in America, because I’m telling you guys that I don’t know of a single nation in this history of the world that’s been able to solve its problems when half the people in the country absolutely hate the other half of the people in that country. This is the most important country in the word, and people in this body cannot function if people are offending one another and that’s why those rules are in place.
“Turn on the news and watch these parliaments around the world where people throw chairs at each other. And punches. And ask yourself how that makes you feel about those countries. Doesn’t give you a lot of confidence about those countries.
Now I’m not arguing that we’re anywhere near that here tonight, but we’re flirting with it. We’re flirting with it in this body and we’re flirting with it in this country. We have become a society incapable of having debates anymore.
He also assured those listening that it wasn’t a partisan issue.
It’s just decency.
You can hear Senator Rubio speak, here, and believe me, it is worth it.
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 8, 2017