Fauxcahontas Gonged

While Senator Elizabeth Warren was speaking in opposition to Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination to be Attorney General, her remarks became sufficiently personal the Majority Leader McConnell interrupted on a point of order and asked that chair to rule on whether she was in violation of Senate Rule XIX which states:

No Senator in debate shall, directly or indirectly, by any form of words impute to another Senator or to other Senators any conduct or motive unworthy or unbecoming a Senator.

The chair ruled that she was, and she must now be silent in the chamber until the Sessions nomination has been voted on.

The footprint of Trump Derangement Disorder is expanding.

17 thoughts on “Fauxcahontas Gonged

  1. Pingback: Decorum and Collegiality Back | Dave Alexander & Company with David Edgren and Gus Bailey – The Artisan Craft Blog

  2. A division of inflamed snowflakes is offering hand to hand combat training against conservatives.

    This group has just announced that they have acquired a grizzled veteran of lebanon as a key instructor.

    His lecture “the porch, not for grannies rocker anymore” was listened too online by at least a dozen sock puppets…

    His first workshop “Twitter warfare, how to insult behind a block” , not for cowards anymore…

  3. They ought to amend the rule to read,

    “No Senator in debate shall, directly or indirectly, by any form of words impute to another Senator or to other Senators any conduct or motive unworthy or unbecoming a decent and honorable person.”

    I’m sure that is what they intended to mean when they wrote the rules.

  4. It is amazing how out of touch with reality the media has become. One media outlet referred to the rule as “arcane.”

  5. And thanks to a little help from Barbara Streisand, more people now know of Mrs. King’s letter fauxcahontas was reading from, along with the Republicans’ petty censorious thuggery.

    • Why do they have to rely on a 30 year old letter? If he is such a racist why don’t they find something relatively new? Wait…what? The NAACP gave him an award of Excellence? How can that be????

  6. The lawsuits in question weren’t about keeping black people from voting, it was making sure their votes were recorded for the “correct” black candidate. The losing (black) candidates are the ones who started the whole investigation, and one of CSK’s proteges was accused of changing absentee ballots to the machine candidate.. Blacks disenfranchising blacks by changing votes. NOTHING about preventing blacks from voting at all…

    • I would disagree. Any family that has resided in America for more than 5 or 6 generations likely has SOME amount of Native American in them. Shakes has proven that he has absolutely NO trace of being male.

  7. She is a threat to our American way of life. But it was a tactical mistake giving the media the opportunity to heap scorn on the GOP and make her a victim. Her remarks would have generated practically no publicity. Sentator we need to defeat her

    • I find it offensive that folks like Duke Cunningham are referred to as “the honorable member from…” right up to moment they are convicted. In retrospect, was Cunningham’s service “honorable?” Or, was it “dishonorable, corrupt and criminal?” Alcee Hastings was impeached from the federal judiciary for conspiring to extort a bribe of $150,000. He was later elected to the House of Representatives.” The “disgraced Judge Alcee Hasting” is now “the honorable member from Florida.” How can the political class claim this with a straight face?

      The rule is ridiculous, and, fundamentally, counterfactual. But, nevertheless, it is the rule. Either it ought to be repealed, or enforced. The Senate’s ruling was a clear proper application of the rule as it is written, and, as it has been understood for over a century. It is shameful and disgraceful that the Democrats have made willfully a mockery of the rules they, themselves, passed.

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