According to one Republican congressman on the House Committee on Financial Services, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a warrior for the middle class and advocate for Wall Street reform, should be ‘neutered.’
Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.) called Warren “Darth Vader.”
Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.), a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, said people needed to “find a way to neuter” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), whom he called “the Darth Vader of the financial services world.” Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) rebuked the remarks: “His comments about Elizabeth Warren using the words ‘neuter’ and ‘Darth Vader’ are very misplaced because she speaks for a lot of people.’”
“Senator Warren speaks for a lot of people who are frustrated and angry with the financial system. Regardless of politics or personalities, we must treat one another with civility and respect. Words matter – particularly in today’s political climate,” Perlmutter said in a follow-up statement. “And the words used yesterday by Representative Luetkemeyer do not help find solutions but only drive wedges.”
Warren responded in an interview on MSNBC:
“Look, if Wall Street and their buddies in the Republican party want to launch an assault on financial regulations and they want to say ‘let’s roll back Dodd-Frank’ all I can say is ‘let’s have that fight,’” Warren said. “I’m ready. You can make it with words or anything else you want, but I am not backing down.”
Warren doesn’t back down. He should have known that by now. Calling a warrior for the middle class ‘Darth Vader’ is amateurish at best.
Warren basically said, ‘bring it,’ she’s ready for that fight. “Let’s have that fight. I’m ready,” Warren said. “I am not backing down.”
My girl-crush on Sen. Elizabeth Warren just became more intense. We need more like her please.
H/T: FON’s own @ComgenKDT, with thanks.