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Celebrities React: Elizabeth Warren Silenced By Senate

Gossip Cop logo Gossip Cop 2/8/2017 Andrew Shuster

The Senate silenced Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday night, and many celebrities are now reacting on Twitter to the controversy. See stars’ reactions below.

Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, was shut down by Republican senators while opposing the nomination of Jeff Sessions for attorney general. She read a letter written 30 years ago by Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King Jr.’s widow, that criticized Sessions’ civil rights record. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell objected and argued that Warren had “impugned the motives and conduct of our colleague,” and she was forced to take her seat.

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Many Democrats stood up for Warren, which led to such trending Twitter hashtags as “#LetLizSpeak.” Among those supporting the senator is Kerry Washington, who posted a screenshot of King’s full 1986 letter and added, “READ THIS. Tonight the GOP silenced @SenWarren AND Coretta Scott King. Below is the letter they don’t want you to hear.”

Meanwhile, Sarah Silverman said, Rules made as they go to serve their agenda. It’s mob Ego. SAD!” Keith Olbermann wrote, “I think it’s important to recognize that McConnell’s censorship of Warren tonight is part of a Republican process to curtail democracy.” And George Takei offered, “The GOP suppressing free speech, silencing Warren tonight for reading Coretta Scott King’s criticism of Sessions. We need to shut down D.C.”

In regard to the Republican senators who silenced Warren, Amy Brenneman tweeted, “#f*ckthesemen.” And Billy Eichner asked, “We all cool with this?” Gossip Cop will update as more celebrities react to the senate silencing Warren.

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