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‘She Persisted’ turns into rallying cry for liberals


    Sen. Elizabeth Warren turned the normally staid Senate chamber into a stage for a national drama over politics and race, elevating her celebrity at a moment when liberals are hungry for a leader to take on Donald Trump.

WASHINGTON >> The words of the Senate Republican leader directed at Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren have turned into a rallying cry for liberals.

“ShePersisted” was trending on Twitter after the Senate GOP majority silenced Warren late Tuesday night for criticizing colleague Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., by reading a 1986 letter from Coretta Scott King, the widow of Martin Luther King Jr.

Prior to using an arcane Senate rule to rebuke Warren, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said: “Senator Warren was giving a lengthy speech. She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”

Those final words popped up on Twitter with photos of trailblazing women such as Rosa Parks, who refused to surrender her bus seat to a white rider, abolitionist Harriet Tubman, suffragette Susan B. Anthony and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

Photos of female athletes and images from the Jan. 21 march, when hundreds of thousands of women converged on various cities, also appeared on Twitter with the hashtag.

Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton referenced McConnell’s comment about Warren persisting, adding in a tweet, “So must we all.”

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  • Elizabeth Warren for President! I love it. Watching her yell and scream is so funny. Funnier than Hillary. That’s all the Dems can offer? Maybe Bernie will make a comeback after selling out his supporters. Dems are an old and tired party. Where are the young guns that will kick out all these old worn out geezers and offer a new vision…Party is dying.

    • I admire her steadfast opposition to an illegitimate President and ruthless party. She is a feminist heroine and I support her totally. Republicans need to go and fast…

      • So, you admire Pocahontas, the woman who lied about her Native American ancestry for personal benefit. She’s the one that’s illegitimate.

        Illegitimate: not authorized by law. The election was held and decided based upon legal procedures, so how can you claim that the President is illegitimate?

      • Uh the election has been certified and its over, about time you got over it. Those tweets sound quite offensive to the great women of the past who stood for something tangible, something real not like the fairy tale world lizzie seems to drift around in.

      • Allie, She is bring up issues from 30-40 years ago. A lot has changed since then and the American people will not let the changes we’ve made to our rights go backwards. What this lady is discussing is not a current argument.
        You might as well call it FAKE NEWS>
        BTW, I do not associate myself to a particular party. With that said, I like many of the things Trump is doing, I only wish he could draw from some of the same traits that Obama had: ethical, tempered, fairness in his speeches, and, find a way to go thru the proper channels when making these changes.
        It is obvious Trump is driven to make the changes that his constituents have been asking for and not wasting time doing it.

        • Ethical, tempered, fairness in his speeches, and, find a way to go thru the proper channels when making these changes — that definitely wasn’t Obama.

      • Allie it’s sad to see that you’re still in the same state of mind you were in after Nov 8. And no, I’m not trying to be sarcastic. I hope you feel better as time goes by.

        • Allie, there is a bit of irony in your comment because Trump is legitimate whereas Warren is a fraud.

    • FYI: Between 2008 and 2015, the Democrats had lost the following percentages of positions in government:
      State Legislatures_20.3%

      • You gotta be kidding……you bleeding heart liberals are really grasping at straws. You do realize that most intelligent, fair minded Americans are laughing their arsses off when you write articles like this. Honest Injun, right Lizzie?

  • This is the rallying symbol for democrats? She persisted, was warned, then was shut down. I guess now she’s a martyr? This is just too funny. You lefties are going to scream and cry at every opportunity. All the hate just oozes out everywhere. Well there’s a new sheriff in town, so stock up on Kleenex.

    • Too bad the next election IS in 2020. If Warren decides to run for POTUS she would have a job to go back to. If the POTUS election was in 2018 then Warren would have to decide which office to run for, POTUS or Senate. Too bad. It would be interesting to see what she decides.
      Same thing with John Kerry. He had nothing to lose running for prez, he still had a old job to run back to.
      At least Rubio took a big chance, but still had the time to run for the Senate after he dropped out.

  • If that’s all the democrats have for a rallying cry then their troubles are much worse than I thought. And then Waldo Clinton chimes in making the whole thing even more ridiculous.

  • as rachel dolezal persists in identifying as african american, warren persists in identifying as native american and hypocrite democrats persist in believing clinton won the election.

  • Good for her…. Mrs. Kings words are too embarrassing as well as the quotes from Senator Kennedy in the letter. Her testimony and Sen. Kennedy were heard on the same senate floor that Republicans now rule and refuse to allow re-spoken.

    The rule is clearly being misapplied here. The senate should kill the rule if it cannot be applied properly or Sen McConnell should be fired for misapplying it.

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