Sen. Elizabeth Warren continues to posture like she will make a run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. For the past 4 years, she has been an ardent supporter and defender of Barack Obama, but once the news of the outrageous fee he received for speaking at Wall Street, she says she is troubled over Obama’s decision to make the speech.
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she is “troubled” by former President Barack Obama’s decision to give a Wall Street speech for $400,000 this year.
An interview between Ms. Warren and Sirius XM’s “Alter Family Politics” on Thursday addressed Mr. Obama’s upcoming conference talk run by Cantor Fitzgerald LP. The Democrat likened the money he will make to “a snake that slithers through Washington” and “ultimately threatens democracy.”
“I was troubled by that,” the senator said while discussing “This is our Fight,” her new book. “One of the things I talk about in the book is the influence of money. I describe it as a snake that slithers through Washington. It shows up in so many in so many different ways here in Washington. You know, people understand […] the money that goes into campaign contributions. And when I say ‘understand,’ I don’t mean they think it’s OK — but at least people see it.”
Warren says the that the influence of the dollar scares her, and yet she has lied and misrepresented herself and even practiced law without a license just to get better positions and earn more dollars. Given the same opportunity to make a single speech for $400,000, i suspect Warren would follow Obama’s example and jump at the chance.