In honor of Women’s History Month, the United States Marine Corps on Thursday featured a prominent feminist phrase on its website—one frequently used in tandem with the anti-Trump “Resistance.”
The phrase appears in a video celebrating 100 years of women in the Marine Corps.
“For every woman who fights, there is a woman who fought for her,” the video says. “Here’s to all the battles one and to all the battles ahead.”
“Nevertheless, she persisted” became a catchphrase for the feminist movement in 2017, after the Senate, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), voted to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
That vote came during the confirmation hearing for Attorney General Jeff Sessions, after Warren agreed with Sen. Ted Kennedy’s (D-MA) assessment that Sessions is “a disgrace to the Justice Department” and “should withdraw his nomination and resign his position.”
Warren then read a letter from Coretta Scott King, the wife of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., about Sessions’ conduct as U.S. Attorney. That letter—which helped derail Sessions’ 1986 confirmation hearing for the U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Alabama—accused Sessions of “[using] the awesome power of his office to chill the free exercise of the vote by black citizens.”
McConnell, objecting to that line, interrupted Warren, saying, “the senator has impugned the motives and conduct of our colleague from Alabama, as warned by the chair.” Warren was not allowed to continue speaking, and was silenced for the remained of Sessions’ hearing.
Explaining his objection, McConnell told the Senate chamber: “Senator Warren was giving a lengthy speech. She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”
That line was quickly co-opted by feminists and Warren supporters, who turned the phrase into a viral meme—and used it against her would-be silencers. In a tweet shortly after the hearing, Hillary Clinton expressed support for the phrase, writing on Twitter, “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted. So must we all.”
The quote has appeared on t-shirts and signs dedicated the anti-Trump movement.
You can watch the tribute video below:
Fugitive Chinese billionaire saved from deportation by Mar-a-Lago membership may be a communist spy: report
On Tuesday, the Miami Herald reported that Guo Wengui, the Chinese billionaire and "dissident" who was saved from deportation in the United States after President Donald Trump discovered he had a membership at his Mar-a-Lago country club, has been accused in court filings of being a spy for the Chinese government.
Wengui, who made his fortune in the real estate sector, has long claimed to be a critic of the Chinese regime, and is seeking asylum in the United States as he is wanted on charges of bribery and sexual assault — charges he claims are fabricated. But documents from a civil case in a New York federal court, first picked up by the Wall Street Journal, assert that Wengui “was, and is, a dissident-hunter, propagandist, and agent in the service of the People’s Republic of China and the Chinese Communist Party."
John Dean explains why Mueller’s top aide could be the key to the whole hearing
On Tuesday, former Nixon White House Counsel John Dean explained to CNN's Erin Burnett why ex-special counsel Robert Mueller's decision to bring in his top aide, Aaron Zebley, could be highly consequential in his upcoming hearing with the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees — and how House Democrats could take advantage of it to get more information on the Russia investigation.
"So, John ... you've got Aaron Zebley sitting next to Bob Mueller," said Burnett. "That was this last minute request, right? He was the deputy special counsel, he ran the day-to-day oversight of the Russia investigation. Now we understand that he won't be allowed to be sworn in by the Judiciary Committee, but the Intelligence Committee will allow him, according to Chairman Schiff, to answer technical questions. Why do you think Mueller wants him there? Is it to elaborate and give more information, or is it to sort of have a foil, a shield, from questions that he would prefer to not answer himself?"
‘Fox sure ain’t what it used to be’: Trump lashes out at conservative network for interviewing a Democrat
President Donald Trump attacked Fox News and personality Martha MacCallum on Tuesday.
Trump was angry about an interview with Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), who sits on both the House Judiciary Committee and Intelligence Committees that will be interviewing former special counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday.
"Just watched Rep. Eric Swalwell be asked endless softball questions by Martha MacCallum on Fox News about the phony witch hunt," Trump tweeted. "He was just forced out of the Democrat presidential primary because he polled at zero."
"Fox sure ain’t what it used to be," he complained. "Too bad!"