On the Senate floor Tuesday night, Sen. Elizabeth Warren was prevented from reading Coretta Scott King's 1986 opposition letter to Jeff Sessions' nomination for a federal judgeship. Here's how some of that letter breaks down.
“The actions taken by Mr. Sessions in regards to the 1984 voting fraud prosecutions represent just one more technique used to intimidate black voters and thus deny them this most precious franchise.”
King, the widow of Martin Luther King Jr., penned a letter opposing the nomination of Sessions, then the U.S. attorney in Mobile, Ala., to a seat on the federal bench. She cited a voter fraud case that Sessions oversaw in 1984 against three Perry County Civic League members in Marion, Ala., who helped blacks register to vote.