The Republican-controlled Senate ruled Tuesday that Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., was in violation of Senate rules.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Senate GOP’s silencing of Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren was “long overdue,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, said Wednesday.

“The bottom line is, it was long overdue with her,” he said. “I mean, she is clearly running for the nomination in 2020.”

The Republican-controlled Senate ruled Tuesday that Warren was in violation of Senate rules for impugning another senator when she read a letter from Coretta Scott King, who expressed opposition to Sen. Jeff Sessions’ nomination to the federal bench in 1986.

“The Democratic Party is being pushed really hard by the most extreme voices in their community, and they just don’t know how to handle it,” Graham said, as reported by CNN.

“If they empower her, then I think the Democratic Party is gonna lose way with the vast majority of the American people.”

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