She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertherless, she persisted.
This Wednesday Senator Elizabeth Warren read a letter written by Coretta Scott King to oppose Jeff Session's appointment as Attorney General. In this 1986 letter King accused Sessions of discriminating against black voters in his role as a federal prosecutor.
As she read, Warren was interrupted by Senator Mitch McConnell who order her to sit and remain quiet. He argued that she violated the following Senate rule:
A senator in debate, who, in the opinion of the presiding officer, refers offensively to any state of the union, or who impugns the motives or integrity of any senator, or reflects on other senators, may be called to order under Rule XIX.
McConnell said that even after she was warned she persisted. This quote however had the negative effect on social media as it sparked a hashtag featuring the quote and picture of other women who were warned, but nevertheless persisted.