Warren: McConnell won't say hello to me

Warren: McConnell won't say hello to me
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDemocratic senators call on domestic airlines to issue cash refunds for travelers Biden's pick for vice president doesn't matter much Biden faces pesky enthusiasm challenge despite big primary numbers MORE (D-Mass.) said in a recent interview that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOvernight Health Care: White House projects grim death toll from coronavirus | Trump warns of 'painful' weeks ahead | US surpasses China in official virus deaths | CDC says 25 percent of cases never show symptoms 14 things to know for today about coronavirus Trump says he wouldn't have acted differently on coronavirus without impeachment 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 SessionsAlabama postpones March 31 GOP Senate runoff Biden has broken all the 'rules' of presidential primaries The Hill's Campaign Report: Defiant Sanders vows to stay in race 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.