This is the senate speech that everyone NEEDS to hear. Especially the perpetually protesting anti-Trump crowd.
Warren gets her grandstanding, virtue-signaling ass handed to her courteously by Marco Rubio.
Senator Marco Rubio (R) started by confirming that the Senate Rules are not new and have been in place for a looong time.
From the speech:
Maybe it’s because of my background and where I am surrounded by people that have lost freedoms in places that they are not allowed to speak. One of the great traditions of our nation is the ability to come forward and have debates.
But the Founders and the Framers and those who established this institution and guided it for over two centuries understood that that debate was impossible if, in fact, the matters became of a personal nature.
I want people to think about our politics here today in America. Because I’m telling you guys, I don’t know of a single nation in the history of the world that’s been able to solve its problems when half the people in the country absolutely hate the other half of people in that country…
This is not a partisan issue, it really is not. Turn on the news and watch these parliaments around the world where people throw chairs at each other, and punches. And ask yourself ‘how does that make you feel about those countries?’ Doesn’t give you a lot of confidence about those countries.
We are becoming a society incapable of having debates.
If we lose this body’s ability to conduct debate in a dignified matter … then where in this country is that going to happen? In what other form in this nation is that going to be possible?
H/T: Conservative Review
And that is how you bring back civil discourse.
Not with rocks, pepper spray, chanting swear-words, or even dressing up like genitalia.
By being the example of civility.
Way to go, Marco!