CBS Correspondent Asks Elizabeth Warren If She Thinks Sexism Played a Part in McConnell Reprimand


CBS News correspondent Chip Reid spoke with Senator Elizabeth Warren for a profile that aired on CBS Sunday Morning today, and one of the topics they touched on was that big moment from earlier this year when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reprimanded her.

You may remember that back in February, Warren was one of many Democrats fighting against Jeff Sessions‘ nomination for Attorney General. At one point on the Senate floor, Warren quoted a letter Coretta Scott King once wrote opposing Sessions when he was up for a judgeship in the 1980s. Her quoting that letter and the critical words within got her a reprimand from McConnell, leading to his now-infamous line, “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”

McConnell said it was a violation of Senate rules, but Reid asked Warren, “Do you think there was some sexism involved?”

Warren did not directly answer the question, but when he asked again she said, “All I can say is the next day, four men stood up and read exactly the same letter and they all got to finish.”

Reid also asked her about being referred to as the “de facto leader of the Trump resistance” and whether that means she has plans to run in 2020. Warren said she’s not thinking about that yet.

Watch above, via CBS.

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