Massachusetts Senate candidate, activist, and former Obama adviser Elizabeth Warren is now taking credit for the Occupy Wall Street movement, according to The Daily Beast.
“I created much of the intellectual foundation for what they do,” she said in an interview with The Daily Beast. “I support what they do.”
Daily Beast writer Samuel P. Jacobs explains: “Warren’s boast isn’t bluster: As a professor of commercial law at Harvard and the force behind Obama’s consumer-protection bureau, Warren has been one of the most articulate voices challenging the excesses of Wall Street.”
Most Blaze readers are probably familiar with Warren as the Harvard professor who famously claimed that “there is nobody in this country who got rich on his own.”
She has been described as “a guileless, fevered Marxist” by former Reagan White House political director Jeffrey Lord, and George Will once wrote that she, “clarifies the liberal project and the stakes of contemporary politics. The project is to dilute the concept of individualism.”
However, despite these claims, Samuel P. Jacobs of The Daily Beast assures his readers that “Warren is no lefty.” After all, she was a registered Republican into her 40s.
“I was a Republican because I thought that those were the people who best supported markets. I think that is not true anymore,” Warren says in The Daily Beast report. “I was a Republican at a time when I felt like there was a problem that the markets were under a lot more strain. It worried me whether or not the government played too activist a role.”
Warren said she decided to enter politics because she realized “I can’t just leave this to people who are going to wreck the lives of millions of American families if they get the chance,” reports Business Insider.