Elizabeth Warren tells Trevor Noah why she persisted despite being silenced by Mitch McConnell

Senator Elizabeth Warren stopped by The Daily Show to talk to Trevor Noah about her silencing on the Senate floor earlier this week. In her opposition of Sen. Jeff Sessions’ nomination as Attorney General, Warren read Coretta Scott King’s 1986 takedown of Sessions’ civil rights record. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell silenced Warren, citing an arcane rule and saying, although he asked her to stop, “Nevertheless, she persisted.”

“Do you think Mitch McConnell realized what a solid he’s done you?” Trevor asked of Warren after “Nevertheless, she persisted” became an instant hashtag and rallying cry for women.

“It’s helped us have a better Democratic conversation,” Warren told Noah. “We don’t have the votes in the United States Senate to block somebody like Jeff Sessions… So what we’ve got to do is count on people all around this country to make their voices heard.”

Meanwhile on the Senate floor, four men were allowed to read from King’s letter. “Is there something to that?” Trevor asked. “Should you have been a man to read this letter?” Warren responded civilly, “Look, the main thing is that millions of people are now reading Coretta Scott King’s letter.”

Advertisements

0 thoughts on “Elizabeth Warren tells Trevor Noah why she persisted despite being silenced by Mitch McConnell

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s