Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) does not have a problem with Senate Republicans move to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for calling attention to Jeff Sessions’ civil rights record on the Senate floor.
“The bottom line is, it was long overdue with her,” Graham said the Mike Gallagher Show on Wednesday, according to a clip highlighted by CNN. “I mean, she is clearly running for the nomination in 2020.”
“The Democratic Party is being pushed really hard by the most extreme voices in their community, and they just don’t know how to handle it. If they empower her, then I think the Democratic Party is gonna lose way with the vast majority of the American people,” he added.
Republican senators on Tuesday night voted to silence Warren after she began reading a 1986 letter from Coretta Scott King opposing Sessions’ nomination to be a federal judge. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) invoked a rule that bars senators from disparaging a colleague on the Senate floor.
On Wednesday evening, the senate confirmed Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to be President Donald Trump’s attorney general, and he will be sworn in Thursday.