Elizabeth Warren brings Dunkin’ Donuts to House Democrats’ sit-in, receives applause

Because Massachusetts.

Elizabeth Warren brings Dunkin' Donuts to House Democrats partaking in a sit-in on the House floor.
Elizabeth Warren brings Dunkin' Donuts to House Democrats partaking in a sit-in on the House floor. –Elizabeth Warren via Twitter

House Democrats may have been in a need of a boost Wednesday evening, having occupied the House chamber since around 11:30 a.m. in an effort to force a vote on gun control legislation.

Well, like a true Massachusetts senator, Elizabeth Warren arrived to provide sustenance for the protest—in the form of Dunkin’ Donuts.

“Massachusetts knows: America — and #NoBillNoBreak — runs on @DunkinDonuts,” Warren tweeted with the hashtag #birthdaydonuts, as she was celebrating her 67th birthday on Wednesday.

According to multiple accounts, Warren, who had also visited the House sit-in earlier in the day, proclaimed “I just brought Dunkin’ Donuts!” to loud applause from her fellow Democrats.

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Sit-in participants say they are prepared to continue the sit-in through Friday, so any form of caffeine and carbs might well be useful at this point.

Rep. Joe Kennedy, who had earlier tweeted a list of other snacks House Democrats received in support from Democratic senators, was particularly pleased with his fellow Bay Stater.

In response to the suggestion that he would appreciate a four-shot espresso latte within Warren’s Dunkin’ Donuts care package, Kennedy said, “Amen.”

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