Senators poke fun at Warner over tuna melt: 'I think you're doing it wrong'
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Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump teases on 2024 run Sunday shows - Trump's reemergence, COVID-19 vaccines and variants dominate Warner: White House should 'keep open additional sanctions' against Saudi crown prince MORE received some culinary advice from fellow senators after video went viral showing the Virginia Democrat preparing a tuna melt with an inordinate amount of mayonnaise during stay-at-home orders for the pandemic.

“Mark, if you don’t change your routine there’s going to be a mayo shortage in Virginia,” Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerAmazon manager sues company over racial discrimination, harassment allegations Obama says reparations 'justified' Congressional Black Caucus unveils '100 Day Plan' MORE (D-N.J.) quipped in a tweet Wednesday afternoon. “As a vegan, I may not be much of an authority here but I think you’re doing it wrong.”

“Mark—we need to talk. Call. Please. Your friend KDH,” Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHarris pushes for support for cities in coronavirus relief package This week: Senate takes up coronavirus relief after minimum wage setback Brown vows Democrats will 'find a way' to raise minimum wage MORE (D-Calif.) tweeted, using her own initials.

The viral clip features Warner applying a liberal amount of mayonnaise on two slices of bread, spooning tuna from a can without draining it and adding two slices of cheese before microwaving it for 30 seconds.

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"I like mayo. I know my kids hate mayo," Warner says in the clip.

Former Sen. Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillThe Memo: Punish Trump or risk a repeat, warn Democrats GOP senators criticized for appearing to pay half-hearted attention to trial Hawley watches trial from visitor's gallery MORE (D-Mo.) also made jokes at her former colleague’s expense, tweeting, "Ok @MarkWarner we need to talk. That’s too much mayo dude. ... I love your effort...but...."

Warner’s communications director later said in a tweet that the senator "wants you to know that he **intentionally** didn't drain the tuna ‘because I didn't want it to be too dry.’”