"Major Major never sees anyone in his office while he's in his office."
Catch-22, Joseph Heller
So, Sen Elizabeth Warren was reading a letter from Coretta Scott King regarding AG nominee Sen Jeff Sessions when Mitch McConnell and the Gang shut her down on the floor. They used Rule 19 of the Senate, Section 2:
2. No Senator in debate shall, 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.So, basically what the Senate GOP is saying is that no Senator can say anything negative about Sen Jeff Sessions, or any other one. But is she referring to Sessions the Senator or Sessions the AG nominee? Can there be a difference? By McConnell's standard, all Senator-nominees would be immune from criticism! We'd have nothing but Senator-Cabinets forever! And Warren was reading from a letter, and a letter written by a prominent American historical figure. So, was it Warren doing the impugning, or Corretta Scott King?
Is it just me, and just me for about twenty years now, which I find really hard to believe, or is the GOP just not smart enough to govern?