Warren: Sessions leading Justice Dept in 'bigotry-fueled attack' on immigrants

Warren: Sessions leading Justice Dept in 'bigotry-fueled attack' on immigrants

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Memo: Trump ratchets up Twitter turmoil Hillicon Valley: Twitter flags Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence' | Cruz calls for criminal investigation into Twitter over alleged sanctions violations | Senators urge FTC to investigate TikTok child privacy issues Warren condemns 'horrific' Trump tweet on Minneapolis protests, other senators chime in MORE (D-Mass.) ripped Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsThe Memo: Trump tweets cross into new territory Sessions goes after Tuberville's coaching record in challenging him to debate The 10 Senate seats most likely to flip MORE from the Senate floor on Wednesday, a year after Republicans voted to censure her over remarks about the then-senator.

"On Jeff Sessions's watch, the Justice Department has promoted voter suppression. On his watch, the Justice Department has endorsed discrimination. ... And on his watch, the Justice Department has led an all-out bigotry-fueled attack on immigrants and refugees," Warren said from the Senate floor.

Warren shot into the spotlight last year after Senate Republicans voted to temporarily block her from speaking from the floor, citing the Senate's rules against impugning the character of a fellow senator.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSchumer to GOP: Cancel 'conspiracy hearings' on origins of Russia probe Overnight Health Care: Trump says US 'terminating' relationship with WHO | Cuomo: NYC on track to start reopening week of June 8 | COVID-19 workplace complaints surge 10 things to know today about coronavirus MORE (R-Ky.) now-famously explained the decision, saying, "She was warned. ... Nevertheless, she persisted."

Warren referenced the incident, saying she was "booted off the Senate floor" for reading a passage from Coretta Scott King's 1986 letter opposing Sessions's judgeship.

Warren also knocked Sessions — "a man deemed too racist to hold a federal court judgeship in 1986" — over his record on voting rights, noting he had "embraced President TrumpDonald John TrumpMichael Flynn transcripts reveal plenty except crime or collusion 50 people arrested in Minneapolis as hundreds more National Guard troops deployed Missouri state lawmaker sparks backlash by tweeting 'looters deserve to be shot' MORE's make-believe, fact-free conspiracy theories around voter fraud."

Sessions was President Trump's first supporter in the Senate when Trump was a candidate, but fell out of the president's favor last year when he recused himself from the FBI's investigation into potential ties between Russia and the Trump campaign.

Warren said the "ultimate irony" was Trump "turned on" Sessions.

"Sessions has groveled but Donald Trump will never forgive the sin of failing to serve Donald Trump personally," he said.