Cummings Denounces Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Attempts to Silence Senator Elizabeth Warren

February 8, 2017
Press Release
Senator Was Reading a Letter About Senator Jeff Sessions Written By Coretta Scott King

Washington, D.C. (Feb. 8, 2017)—Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) issued the following statement on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s attempts to silence Senator Elizabeth Warren as she read the words of the late Coretta Scott King during Senate Democrats’ talk-a-thon about Senator Jeff Sessions’ (R-AL) nomination for Attorney General: 

“Last night, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell attempted to silence not only Senator Elizabeth Warren, but the late Coretta Scott King. It was a shameful attempt to stifle the thorough debate on President Trump’s nominees that the American people expect and deserve. 

“I applaud Senator Warren and my Democratic colleagues in the Senate for fighting on behalf of the millions of Americans who have demanded that the next U.S. Attorney General be committed to upholding our most fundamental constitutional rights.

“In the battles to come, both in Washington and in communities nationwide, I urge my colleagues to follow Senator Warren’s lead—as she persisted last night, so must we.  We do not have the right to remain silent.”