Elizabeth Warren Goes After NRA, Big Banks, GOP

Since joining Congress, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has been fighting to penalize bad banks, expand consumer protections, and confirm Richard Cordray as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which she helped create in 2011. Yesterday she took her message to the Consumer Federation of America. “I know I’m preaching to the choir,” Warren told the group’s members, “but it is time for Washington to stop protecting a handful of the big guys.” 

Warren said the 43 Senate Republicans who sent a letter to President Obama demanding a change of structure at the CFPB were trying to weaken the agency, and she called the NRA’s attempts to limit data gathering on gun violence “dangerous.”

Watch a portion of the speech, and read her full prepared remarks below. 

 

 

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