Elizabeth Warren’s especially popular with a good portion of the Democratic party, but she didn’t hesitate to go after the most respected Democrat of all — former President Obama.
The Massachusetts Democratic senator said she is “troubled” by Barack Obama’s decision to accept $400,000 from a Wall Street firm to speak at a health care conference this fall.
The remark came during an interview about her new book on a SiriusXM radio show: “I was troubled by that,” the Massachusetts senator said.
“That was the extent of her comments aimed directly at Obama,” said Boston.com. “She quickly launched into a broader discussion of her views of the corrupting influence of money in Washington.”
“I describe it as a snake that slithers through Washington,” she told the “Alter Family Politics” show. “And that it shows up in so many different ways here in Washington. The influence of dollars on this place is what scares me. I think it ultimately threatens democracy.”
The Boston Globe website noted how news leaked earlier this week that Obama had agreed to a $400,000 speaking gig with investment bank Cantor Fitzgerald.
Radio show host Jonathan Alter defended Warren.
Trump retweets what Warren said on “Alter Family Politics”. Actually the base doesn’t care about Obama’s $400k fee. Too busy despising you. https://t.co/NKllWzZFrs
— Jonathan Alter (@jonathanalter) April 28, 2017
Critics on both sides were still troubled:
Elizabeth Warren is troubled by Mr. Obama’s $400,000 speech but it’s okay for her to accept $630,000 from the same group for her campaign.
— Hank DeBardeleben (@LensWiz) April 28, 2017
My thoughts on the news of Elizabeth Warren being “troubled” by Obama receiving speaking fees… pic.twitter.com/PLpTAC6ezb
— Brooke McMahan (@Original_Brooke) April 28, 2017
Hypocrisy Alert! Elizabeth Warren “Troubled” by Obama’s Wall Street Payoff- But Also Accepts Wall Street Donations https://t.co/4DL1Y9yTnV
— StrongWomenLoveTrump (@mcgilh) April 28, 2017
— Adam Taxin (@Adam_Taxin) April 28, 2017
Elizabeth Warren is “troubled” by Obama $400,000 speech?! Should he have done it for free?!
In the words of Mitch McDonnell:
— Resistance Alien 👽 (@stephen_clash) April 28, 2017
Warren is “troubled” by the $400k Obama speech for Wall St. Where was her outrage for the million dollar speeches by Hillary?#Dirtymoney
— Luna M. Speer (@spanishrose1227) April 28, 2017
In a related development, Obama troubled that his alma mater paid Warren $325K to teach ONE course. https://t.co/JoHF0Vy4Rk
— VBTheWise (@VBTheWise) April 27, 2017
With everything going on with Trump, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have found time to go after Obama. This is why people stay home.
— Bruce P. Knight (@brucepknight) April 28, 2017
You know it’s bad when Elizabeth Warren is even speaking out on Obama..
— Matt Couch (@RealMattCouch) April 28, 2017
Elizabeth Warren aka “troubled” why don’t you leave your $400K a year salary at Harvard and go teach at a community college for $45K a year!
— Mr. Weeks (@MrDane1982) April 28, 2017
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