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25 women who were warned, given an explanation, but nevertheless persisted.

Last night, the Senate invoked Rule 19, effectively barring Sen. Elizabeth Warren from speaking on the floor.

Warren was silenced after reading parts of a letter Coretta Scott King wrote to Sen. Strom Thurmond in 1986 in which she opposed the nomination of Jeff Sessions for a federal judgeship.

“They can shut me up, but they can’t change the truth,” Warren told CNN’s Don Lemon of her colleagues’ decision to revoke her speaking privileges.

In response to invoking the rule and removing Warren from the Senate floor, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell explained: “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.” With that declaration, Warren was instantly added to the long long of women and girls throughout history who’ve persisted, even as those who opposed them try to…

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