Comes after she criticized other Democrats during Dodd-Frank fight
Sen. Elizabeth Warren criticized fellow Democrats who voted for interests of the “billionaire class” over those of most Americans.
“Until we have all of the Democrats who are willing to take on the billionaire class, until we have all of the Democrats who are willing to fight for the American people and not for a handful of billionaires and giant corporations, then it’s going to stay an uphill fight,” she said on The Intercept’s Mehdi Hasan’s “Deconstructed” podcast released Friday.
Hasan asked if Warren agreed with Sen. Bernie Sanders’ assertion that most Democrats don’t have the “guts” to take on Wall Street.
“Yeah,” she said.
But Warren also said Republicans were responsible, too, and did not want to “give them a pass.”
Warren has notoriously been as willing to criticize members of her own party for their ties to Wall Street as she has Republicans.
Earlier this year, Warren criticized other Democrats for voting to roll back regulations on the financial industry.
The bill passed the Senate with 67 votes and had the support of some vulnerable Democrats like Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, who in turn was praised by the Koch brothers-affiliated Americans for Prosperity.
Similarly, the American Bankers Association said it would release ads praising Sen. Jon Tester of Montana, who is also up for re-election and supported the legislation.