Warren: McConnell won't say hello to me

Warren: McConnell won't say hello to me
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenSenate GOP blocks defense bill, throwing it into limbo Restless progressives eye 2024 Poll: Harris, Michelle Obama lead for 2024 if Biden doesn't run MORE (D-Mass.) said in a recent interview that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate nearing deal on defense bill after setback On The Money — Powell pivots as inflation rises Schumer eyeing Build Back Better vote as soon as week of Dec. 13 MORE (R-Ky.) brushes her off when she says hello.

In an interview with The Boston Globe about the release of her latest book, “This Fight Is Our Fight,” Warren said McConnell turns his head when she says hello. 

“I’ve spoken to him, but he has not spoken to me,” Warren told the newspaper. “I say hello to Mitch every chance I get, and he turns his head.”

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Warren’s book, which comes out April 18, reportedly ends before the infamous February incident when Republicans voted to bar her from speaking on the Senate floor following her blistering comments on former Sen. Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsPress: For Trump endorsement: The more sordid, the better Those predicting Facebook's demise are blowing smoke If bitcoin is 'digital gold,' it should be taxed like gold MORE (R-Ala.), then the nominee for attorney general.

McConnell defended the move at the time, saying Warren had been warned and saying that she "impugned the motives and conduct of our colleague from Alabama," referring to Sessions.

"Sen. Warren was giving a lengthy speech. She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation," he said. "Nevertheless, she persisted."

Warren seized the spotlight after the incident, which followed weeks of culminating tension over President Trump's Cabinet nominees. 

Warren's book, according to the Globe, ends with the women’s marches that took place following Trump’s inauguration in January.