During a Senate debate over Jeff Session’s attorney general nomination, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cut off Elizabeth Warren as she was reading a letter by the late Coretta Scott King opposing Sessions’ nomination as a federal judge in 1986. McConnell then said, “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.” Hell yeah she did.
Hashtags like #letlizspeak and #shepersisted are all over the interwebs, which I for one prefer over #pussygrabsback or #nastywoman, but that’s just me… Whatever keeps people motivated, I’m a fan of. “Nevertheless, she persisted” motivates me—especially on an intersectional level—because this isn’t just about a man shutting a woman down—the reason Warren was speaking against Session’s nomination was for his deplorable record on civil rights. He isn’t fit to have the role of attorney general!