If you didn’t know, via obscure Latin etymology, that the word “testify” is related to the word “testicles,” you sure could have guessed it from watching Senate testimony pretty much any time ever but certainly this year (for what it’s worth in Rome, you swore on your balls to tell the truth).
Back when now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in the middle of the confirmation hearings in which he seemingly perjured himself about contacts with Russian officials, Senator Elizabeth Warren tried to read a letter Coretta Scott King wrote to the Judiciary Committee about Sessions into the Congressional record. King wrote the letter in 1986, when Sessions was up for a federal judgeship. Though Sessions didn’t get the post because of his racist views, the letter never made it into the record and Warren was trying to correct that.
Majority leader MItch McConnell pulled out an obscure rule to censure Warren for impugning the character of a fellow senator. McConnell uttered the now famous phrases: “She was warned. She was given an explanation, nevertheless, she persisted.”
Anther woman, a Code Pink protester named Desiree Fairooz was arrested for inadvertently laughing during Sessions’ testimony. She faces a year in jail.
Then last week, when Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testified, Senator Kamala Harris tried to pin him down with a yes or no answer on whether or not he would write a letter granting total independence to Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, she was interrupted by pre-twilighter John McCain. Harris…
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