Elizabeth Warren brings Dunkin’ Donuts to House Democrats’ sit-in, receives applause
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. #birthdaydonuts #holdthefloor pic.twitter.com/XG1wzU5q41
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) June 23, 2016
“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.
Sen Warren just said, “I just brought Dunkin Donuts!” House #Dems applaud loudly. #NoBillNoBreak
— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) June 23, 2016
“I just brought Dunkin Donuts!” — Elizabeth Warren to loud cheers from hungry House Dems
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) June 23, 2016
“I just brought Dunkin’ Donuts,” Elizabeth Warren says.
This is why Elizabeth Warren is so popular among Democrats: Donuts.
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) June 23, 2016
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.
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
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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