She continued: “It’s been kind of an amazing day. So, today, I, um, got up early this morning, and, uh, talked to a bunch of folks on the phone, and then went outside and talked to the press — and this is our house, and has been for a long time, and there are all these reporters, and trucks, and everybody outside the house.”
The liberal firebrand pointed to her dog, Bailey, who was also in the kitchen and who accompanied her earlier in the day.
“And I went out and talked to the press, and Bailey went out — it was his first press conference — and my husband Bruce [Mann] was with me,” Warren said.
Seconds later, Warren’s apparent craving struck: “Hold on a second — I’m gonna get me a beer,” she said, as she walked out of view of the camera.
“Um, want a beer?” she then asked as her husband briefly entered the room.
“No, I’ll pass on a beer for now,” he responded. Then, matter-of-factly from across the camera as he left the kitchen, he offered a quick farewell: “Enjoy your beer.”
“Enjoy your beer.”
After returning, Warren announced that she has already received donations from individuals all 50 states, as well as D.C. and Puerto Rico. “It really has been an exciting day,” she said, as she touted the importance of small donors in politics.
“Fortnite? Good to see you,” Warren said at one point in the livestream, reading the online handle of one user in the chat, whose name refers to a popular online videogame.
The senator then elaborated on her plans for the evening.
“Here it is — getting ready for New Year’s Eve. It’s easy for Bruce and I to make plans, because we pretty much do the same things every year,” Warren said. “Um, for New Year’s Eve we watch Casablanca, we get some good food … and, um, we sit there upstairs and we watch Casablanca.” She added that the movie “fills me with hope.”
Ocasio-Cortez, 29, popularized the use of Instagram stories and livestreams earlier this year to connect with her supporters. O’Rourke, too, often broadcast himself while in his home cooking and performing other tasks.