Elizabeth Warren: Mitch McConnell Won’t Make Eye Contact with Me
Things have gotten frosty between Elizabeth Warren and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Two months after Senate Republicans invoked an obscure rule to silence Warren as she read a 1986 letter written by the late civil rights icon Coretta Scott King to protest Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s confirmation, the Massachusetts senator now says McConnell won’t even look her in the eye.
“I’ve spoken to him, but he has not spoken to me,” Warren told the Globe last week. “I say hello to Mitch every chance I get, and he turns his head.”
House Democrats fashioned McConnell’s comments following the incident—”Nevertheless, she persisted”—into a lucrative fundraising pitch, amassing $767,000 in the first 48 hours that followed.
Appearing on The Tonight Show this week, Warren mused to host Jimmy Fallon that “maybe he’s just being quiet.”
FALLON: If you see him in the hallway, he won’t look at you or talk to you?
WARREN: Oh, come on. You know. I say hi.
FALLON: What does he say back?
Who knows—maybe a quick trip to Dunks might smooth things over.