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Elizabeth Warren tells Jimmy Fallon that Mitch McConnell no longer looks her in the eye

‘We’ve got to be in this fight every single day.’

 

Michelle Jaworski

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Published Apr 19, 2017   Updated Apr 19, 2017, 8:50 am CDT

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) stopped by The Tonight Show to talk about Donald Trump and how she and other lawmakers will continue to resist him.

It’s not just in speaking out against his rhetoric or his tweets, she explained. You have to pay attention to what he does, which is the most important thing because, according to Warren, he is planning on dealing the “final blow” to the middle and working class.

Some actions will take a bipartisan effort, and while it’s working—Warren cited a bill with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) as an example—it’s also difficult in other ways. She said that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) won’t make eye contact or say hello to her now (likely due to the fallout from him silencing her on the Senate floor).

But like many who’ve witnessed the resistance and activism that’s launched since Trump took office, she’s inspired, citing a young girl holding a sign at the Women’s March as an example.

“When you get involved, when you get engaged, when you get active, it’s not like you just have that much activism in you,” she said. “It’s that when you start to do it, you do it a little more, and then you do it a little more, and then your sister does it, and then you get your mom into it too… That’s how we make change. That’s how democracy works. This is our time in history.”

H/T the New York Times

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*First Published: Apr 19, 2017, 8:40 am CDT