If everything goes as planned, Rep. Keith Ellison will have participated in a 40-hour protest fast this weekend.
“I’m fasting with the group Asamblea de Derechos Civiles for budget fairness, civil rights, and immigration rights,” the Minnesota Democrat said in a tweet Thursday. He urged his Twitter followers to join him.
This isn’t the first time Ellison has fasted as a protest. Earlier this year he joined a group of 10 Democrats to complete a “relay” fast, in which each skipped meals for a day before passing the hungry baton to the next one in line. The group was protesting the Republican budget and its funding priorities.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.