Warren was prevented from commenting on Sessions’ nomination as attorney general after she attempted to read a letter the late Coretta Scott King, the widow of Martin Luther King Jr., wrote expressing opposition to Sessions’ nomination to a federal court in 1986.
But Chris Hansen, the executive director of the NRSC, posted a screenshot of a bill that Sessions introduced and Warren co-sponsored to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 1965 marchers in Selma, Ala.
— Chris Hansen (@tankcat) February 9, 2017
Sessions was confirmed to be attorney general with a 52-47 vote on Wednesday after Democrats made an issue over past accusations of racism and the Senate voting against his nomination three decades ago.
Warren is up for re-election in 2018 and Republicans are already trying to tie vulnerable Democrats facing re-election then to her.
After Sessions’ confirmation, Warren tweeted a warning to Sessions about turning a “blind eye” if President Donald Trump “violates the Constitution or breaks the law,” saying “this is just the beginning.”
There’s no Rule 19 to silence me from talking about Jeff Sessions anymore. So let me say loudly & clearly: This is just the beginning.
Consider this MY warning: We won’t be silent. We will speak out. And we WILL persist.
Warren’s office did not respond to a request for comment.