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I've Said Enough': Dem Senator Hits Obama With Attack Usually Reserved for Republicans


"I think the president was disrespectful..."

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) (L) and Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) (R) speak during a press conference announcing the details of 'Too Big to Fail' legislation at the U.S. Capitol April 24, 2013 in Washington, DC. The legislation would include capital requirements for financial institutions to protect against losses and prevent the use of federal funds to bail them out should they fail. Credit: Getty Images

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) told reporters on Tuesday that President Barack Obama was “disrespectful” in his response to political attacks from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and alleged he may have chosen his words differently if a “male senator” were involved.

Huffington Post reporter Ryan Grim reported Brown’s remarks on Twitter:

Warren, an icon among the far-left, has loudly opposed Obama’s trade bill, which was blocked by Democrats on Tuesday. The bill would have given Obama the power to negotiate trade agreements that cannot be amended by Congress.

Brown is correct in that Obama did refer to Sen. Warren by her first name in a recent interview with Yahoo News. He did the same in a surprise radio call-in with Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in March.

"The truth of the matter is that Elizabeth is, you know, a politician like everybody else. And, you know, she's got a voice that she wants to get out there, and I understand that. And on most issues, she and I deeply agree. On this one, though, her arguments don't stand the test of fact and scrutiny,” Obama said.

(H/T: Weekly Standard)


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