Elizabeth Warren Brings Dunkin’ Donuts to House Democrats at Gun Control Sit-In
Elizabeth Warren brought special treats from her homeland to lift the spirits of House Democrats who spent their evening at a sit-in over gun control legislation on Wednesday.
The Massachusetts senator stopped by the protest with an armful of Dunkin’ Donuts, which was likely a welcome sight for the collection of legislators who took over the House chamber at around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning. The sit-in continued through the night and into Thursday morning as House Democrats look to force a vote over gun control measures.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) June 23, 2016
Warren, who also celebrated her 67th birthday on Wednesday, apparently received a ton of applause when she walked into the chamber and proclaimed, “I just brought Dunkin’ Donuts!”
— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) June 23, 2016
MA's senior senator knows how to fuel up for a fight. @SenWarren brings Dunks to the House floor, chamber erupts in applause.
— Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) June 23, 2016
Warren was one of several Massachusetts lawmakers who participated in the sit-in, including Ed Markey, Richard Neal, Joe Kennedy, and Bill Keating.
Led by Georgia Rep. John Lewis, the protest was started after weeks of inaction by Congress over instituting new gun control measures following the Orlando nightclub shooting. House Democrats are prepared to continue the sit-in through Friday unless a vote is taken.