After Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was silenced on the Senate floor for reading a letter from Coretta Scott King, other Democratic senators have read the letter on the Senate floor.
Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) read the letter Tuesday night after Warren was banned from speaking, as did Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), ThinkProgress reports. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) then did the same Wednesday morning.
Elizabeth Warren is silenced for reading a letter.— TheCheekyRunner💜 (@cheekyrunner123) February 8, 2017
Tom Udall and now Bernie Sanders have read the SAME LETTER with zero consequences.
None of the men who read the letter were silenced.
Some observers thought this was a sign of sexism.
You know what? Every Democratic Senator should stand up and read Coretta Scott King's letter tomorrow. Every. Single. One.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 8, 2017
Coincidentally, actor George Takei called for Democrats to do exactly that.
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