Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren calls on big banks to follow Capital One in ditching overdraft fees Crypto firm top executives to testify before Congress Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker won't seek reelection MORE (D-Mass.) on Wednesday trekked across the Capitol to join House Democrats' sit-in, showing solidarity with their push for votes on expanding gun safety measures.
Democrats, led by civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), began their sit-in on the House floor late Wednesday morning. They say they will continue their protest until GOP leaders allow some sort of action on legislation to prevent terror suspects from buying guns.
Warren, who's reportedly on the shortlist to be Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRepublican Ohio Senate candidate slams JD Vance over previous Trump comments Budowsky: Why GOP donors flock to Manchin and Sinema Countering the ongoing Republican delusion MORE's running mate, briefly sat down on the floor with other lawmakers. She later moved to a chair.
She noted in a Twitter post showing a photo of the House floor that it is also her birthday.
"Nowhere I'd rather spend my bday than the House floor w/ @repjohnlewis for gun control. #NoBillNoBreak #goodtrouble" Warren, a favorite of the liberal left, tweeted.
Multiple House members tweeted photos of Warren joining their protest, including fellow Massachusetts Democrat Rep. Jim McGovern.
".@SenWarren is a true champion for #Massachusetts. Proud #mapoli is united in saying it's time to #StopGunViolence," McGovern tweeted.
In addition to Warren, many Democratic senators made appearances in the House chamber. Connecticut Democratic Sens. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphySenate Democrat says he will 'settle' for less aggressive gun control reform 'because that will save lives' Ernst on Russian buildup on Ukraine border: 'We must prepare for the worst' Sunday shows preview: Multiple states detect cases of the omicron variant MORE and Richard Blumenthal, who similarly commandeered the Senate floor last week to push for votes on gun control, both came to see the House activity.
House Democrats are warning that their sit-in could last into the night, postponing scheduled legislative business.
GOP leaders ordered the House go into recess, which means the chamber's cameras were turned off. Democrats participating in the sit-in have turned to streaming live video with smartphone apps such as Periscope so that the public can watch.
Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWTO faces renewed scrutiny amid omicron threat Overnight Health Care — Presented by March of Dimes — Abortion access for 65M women at stake Hospitals in underserved communities face huge cuts in reckless 'Build Back Better' plan MORE (I-Vt.) has not made an appearance at the sit-in so far. But he did post a tweet in support of House Democrats.
"Change only happens when people come together to say the status quo is unacceptable. We stand with you @HouseDemocrats. #NoBillNoBreak," Sanders's Senate office tweeted.