Whether you call it consumer advocacy or Wall Street demonization, Massachusetts U.S. Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren has come to embody the frustration felt by protesters outside financial sector hubs in cities across America. Warren was the orchestrator of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and is now challenging one-time bay state populist icon Scott Brown for Ted Kennedy’s old Senate seat. At a Democratic primary debate last week, Warren did not hold back when asked about her position on the “Occupy Wall Street” protest:
“The people on Wall Street broke this country, and they did it one lousy mortgage at a time. It happened more than three years ago, and there has been no real accountability, and there has been no real effort to fix it. That’s why I want to run for the United States Senate.”
The Boston Globe writes that all of the candidates at the Lowell debate expressed support for the controversial protesters who are part of the “Occupy Boston” movement in downtown Boston.
“They also backed medical marijuana use, money for Planned Parenthood, abortion rights, and the rights of the children of illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public universities.”
Warren has declined fellow Democratic primary candidate Alan Khazei’s request to reject PAC Money.
(H/T: Business Insider)