Alveda King, the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., believes her family name is being used to “stir up the emotions” after one Democratic senator was silenced for reading a letter by Coretta Scott King, the late wife of Martin Luther King, during her criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) read from Coretta Scott King’s letter about Sessions: “Sen. Sessions has used the awesome powers of his office to chill the free exercise of the vote of black citizens.” Warren was subsequently interrupted, informed that she broke the rules of decorum in the Senate and told to sit down.
She was charged by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) with breaking rule 19, which states that senators may not “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.”
Originally published by The Blaze.