Sen. Elizabeth Warren, aka Fauxahontas, is prone to saying literally anything that gets her points with the far-left-crazy crowd. This time, she found that the floor of the Senate is not a good place to make hollow attacks.
The Senate voted Tuesday night to block Warren from speaking for the remainder of debate on Sen. Jeff Sessions’ confirmation as Attorney General.
Warren commenced her attack on her fellow senator, by reading remarks from the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, drawing a warning from presiding Sen. Steve Daines. Kennedy called Sessions “a disgrace to the Justice Department.”
Then McConnell came to the floor, and once again explained that Warren was violating Senate Rule XIX, which bars senators from imputing to “another senator or senators any conduct or motive unworthy or becoming of a senator.” (From Daines’ initial warning.)
“Sen. Warren was giving a lengthy speech. She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation,” McConnell said. “Nevertheless, she persisted.”
The Senate voted 49-43 along party lines to uphold McConnell’s ruling, and barred Warren from speaking further.
Good, because somebody needed to remind Fauxahontas that she can’t just throw out whatever red meat attacks her leftist supporters want to hear. Just in the past few years, here’s some howlers she’s tossed out there:
- That a “majority of voters” supported Democratic Senate candidates over GOP candidates. She said this from the floor of the Senate.
- That “nearly 900 cases of Zika already have been reported on American soil.” Misleading at best. There are nearly 900 cases reported, but the report she cited notes none of them acquired the disease from mosquitoes in the continental U.S. Again, from the Senate floor.
- Oh, and of course, her fake Native American heritage.
Why does this matter?
Because some of those defending Warren think accusing another senator of lying qualifies–referring of course to Sen. Ted Cruz’s accusation against McConnell (for which Cruz was unofficially censured and publicly punished). Lying on the Senate floor is par for the course for many politicians, and Warren is one of the more prolific.
When Warren crossed the line and hauled out 30-year-old tired accusations to impugn Sessions, who is likely to have a large bipartisan vote to confirm, she deserved to be muted.