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Sean Spicer Responds to Warren and Outcry from Senate Democrats: ‘Counterproductive’

Before White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer took questions at today’s briefing, he took a swipe at Elizabeth Warren and Democrats over the outrage in the Senate last night.

Warren last night got reprimanded for violating a Senate rule when she quoted critical words of Coretta Scott King‘s towards Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions. The Senate voted and Warren was basically told by the chamber she could not speak on the topic of her fellow senator. The Republican complaints and Mitch McConnell‘s “Nevertheless, she persisted” line made this into a big moment for Democrats and liberal activists.

Spicer said he expects Sessions to receive a full vote, but then said this:

Unfortunately, as has become commonplace in the Senate, Democrats once again spent hours last night in a counterproductive discussion about one of President Trump’s clearly-qualified nominees, not to mention one of their peers.

UPDATE — 2:42 pm ET: Later in the briefing Spicer addressed King’s letter about Sessions and said he would hope if she was alive today she would support the nomination.

Watch above, via CNN.

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