You can call this sexism. You can call it partisanship. Or you can just call it wrong.
Remember February 7 when Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) “persisted” after being told she was in violation of Senate Rule 19 for quoting unflattering references to Jeff Sessions by Coretta Scott King? It seemed like a silly and arbitrary interpretation of the arcane rule, which says 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.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) removed Warren’s speaking privileges for the night based on his belief that simply quoting others was bashing another senator, which Sessions was at that time.
It was ridiculous and clearly meant to “punish” Warren for speaking out against Sessions’ racist past.
Fast forward to Wednesday when John McCain (R-AZ) got royally peeved that Rand Paul (R-KY) blocked movement on a treaty that would have allowed Montenegro to move forward with the process of joining NATO — something that it just so happens Vladimir Putin also opposes.
“If there’s objection, you are achieving the objectives of Vladimir Putin…and I do not say that lightly,” said McCain to Paul.
McCain continued after Paul objected to the measure and walked off the Senate floor.
“The only conclusion you can draw when he walks away is he has no argument to be made,” said an angry McCain.”The senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin.”
Here’s the video:
So McConnell pulls that nonsense on Elizabeth Warren over nothing, but when one Republican senator says another is doing the work of Vladimir Putin, not a peep is uttered from McConnell or the presiding officer?
You make the call on why that is.
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If you all are not watching the videos from my new Facebook buddy — and fellow Navy Veteran — John Bridevaux, you need to be. John’s the kind of guy I would love to sit around with, having a bunch of beers and talking politics. He is out of the Corpus Christi area and I have […]