Washington—Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on Senate Republicans claiming Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) violated Senate rules against impugning a fellow senator:
“In 1986, Coretta Scott King wrote a powerful letter expressing her belief that Jeff Sessions lacked the ‘requisite judgment, competence and sensitivity to the rights guaranteed by the federal civil rights laws’ to serve as a federal judge.
“Coretta Scott King was a voice worth hearing in 1986 and her opinion certainly remains relevant and valid today.
“For Republicans to shut down Senator Warren when she tried to read Coretta Scott King’s letter is indefensible. That action is even more offensive because they allowed her male colleagues to read the exact same passages without batting an eye.”