Mitch McConnell would not recognize integrity if it were a flashing neon sign in a dark room. His invoking of Rule 19 was his Trump card; he had it in his pocket and was ready to use any excuse to double down on Senator Warren, simply because the truth would interfere with his agenda, which was and is to confirm Sessions as the next AG of the United States in order to purge democracy.
I can only say this one time, McConnell actually led the American people; he led them to the letter that was written by Coretta Scott Kind thirty years ago; and, had McConnell not been so eager to shutdown and silence Senator Warren, perhaps only a few thousand people would have heard her read that letter during what could have been a routine debate over a controversial nominee. However, Senator Warren's Facebook page, specific to the post where she read the letter in its entirety, has had, as of this time, 6 million views.
Senator Jeff Merkley defied the GOP and read a letter by Coretta Scott King on the U.S. Senate floor, as did Senator Tom Udall, Sherrod Brown and Bernie Sanders. McConnell said nothing, yet he said it all. McConnell is no different than Trump, because he thinks his power is limitless, but it's really rudderless, and his attempt to impose himself on the will of this nations representatives and the citizens they represent will not stand.
Mitch McConnell is a fossil [I apologize to fossils all over the world who actually deserve respect]; he is an outdated member of the Good Old Boys Club who has wandered into a party, The Republican Party, where they play the old and tired hits of yesterday that celebrate oppression and exclusion.
We know that the people, the judiciary and many of our representatives are not signing off on this travesty and threat to our democracy. Elizabeth Warren has spoken, and her voice has been heard around the world, thanks to Mitch McConnell.