Ms Scott King's [30-year-old] letter alleged that Mr Sessions was unsuitable for that role because he had "used the awesome powers of his office in a shabby attempt to intimidate and frighten elderly black voters".The detraction I found juciest:
Ms Warren also quoted the late Senator Ted Kennedy, who called Mr Sessions a "throwback to a shameful era".
Republican Senator Orrin Hatch told NBC that Ms Warren's move was not appropriate in the chamber.Is that a perfect summing up of a particular political plank? It's more important to follow the rules than it is to be truthful? If that's the case, what role, if any, does truth play in a political platform?
"Even if what she said was true, it wasn't the right thing to do," Mr Hatch said. "I've been appalled at the way Democrats have treated Jeff Sessions."